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Discover how to simply

and efciently
eliminate fat,
cellulite and toxins
on a daily basis
DETOX BATH
DETOX BATH
This book ows as clean and clear as water itself.
As well as a ne overview of the healing power of
water, it reintroduces a fascinating therapy with
profound potential.
John Pollock, author: Everything Communicates
Copyright 2005, Randa Khalil and Lina Baker
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The Angel of Water
From the Heavenly Sea
the Waters run and ow forward
from the never-failing Springs.
To the dry and barren desert
have the Brothers brought the Angel of Water:
That She might bring forth a garden and a green place,
tree-lled and fragrant with owers.
Cast thyself into the enfolding arms
of the Angel of Water:
For She shall cast out from thee
all that is unclean and evil.
Let my love ow towards thee, my Heavenly Father,
as the gentle rain doth kiss the Earth.
Passage from the Dead Sea Scrolls 3
rd
Century BC to 68AD
Introduction .................................................................... 6
Part 1: Our personal Detox Bath experiences
Lina ................................................................. 14
Randa .............................................................. 27
Part 2: The origin of the Detox Bath method:
Louis Kuhne and France Guillain ................... 37
Part 3: Healing demystied ......................................... 59
Part 4: The Power of water .......................................... 76
Part 5: Hydrotherapy ................................................... 94
Part 6: The Detox Bath: method and benets ......... 113
Bibliography ................................................................ 139
Table of contents
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To celebrate our new Age of Aquarius were calling for collective
awareness to its symbol. This book pays homage to Water, the
source of all life.
Water -and its countless benets- is the inspiration for writing
this book. More specically, we wanted to share our excitement
at the amazing benets weve been experiencing since using this
particularly effective hydrotherapy method, the Detox Bath, which
we share with you in detail in the following pages. Its far too good
to be kept a secret. We had to tell the world about this free and
incredibly simple method to help achieve and maintain optimal
health and to get rid of excess fat and cellulite.
We believe that the reason why this technique has remained a
secret for so long is because people nd it hard to believe that such
an easy and simple process can yield such tremendous benets at
no cost. In our day and age were told that we have to suffer and
deprive ourselves or pay substantial amounts of money in order
to improve our health. Spending ten minutes a day on a pleasant
and free procedure that keeps you healthy and helps you lose fat
and cellulite seems like an aberration!
Introduction
Water -and its
countless benets-
is the inspiration
for writing
this book.
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Moreover, once youve learnt it and made it part of your daily
routine, you can easily carry on doing it in the comfort of your home
without anyones help and at no additional expense whatsoever.
Hardly an incentive for any commercially oriented company to
get involved!
It is however reasonably well known in the French speaking world.
France Guillain, (a naturopath, journalist, mathematician and
physicist) has published a couple of books in France describing
this particular bath method and its benets, which she refers to as
the Derivative Bath (more details inside). Unfortunately, none of
these has yet been translated to English.
The formula we bring to you is as old and natural as breast-feeding.
Its simple, efcient and free. It comes to us from the beginning
of time and was practised for hundreds of years before we lost
it in the process of modernisation. Animals like cats and dogs
-instinctively in tune with nature and its healing powers- also
use it. The method we are introducing here is part of our human
legacy. It has helped thousands throughout the ages achieve and
maintain optimal health. For this reason we decided to make it
public knowledge.
The formula
we bring to you
is as old
and natural
as breast-feeding.
Its simple,
efcient
and free.
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All it takes is discipline and a ten-minute commitment at home
on a daily basis. Youll soon start seeing tremendous benets
and measurable results. Initially, youll notice that your sleep is
more restful and that your digestion and energy have improved as
you start shifting and eliminating toxins. After that, youll begin
shedding excess fat and cellulite. Well be discussing the Detox
Bath method and the numerous health conditions it helps prevent
and cure in detail in Part 6.
The Detox Bath is a hydrotherapy technique based on Louis
Kuhnes (a leading German naturopath of the early nineteenth
century) friction sitz bath and France Guillains Derivative Bath.
Its a tool that has been generously provided to us by nature to
help us maintain our body in optimal condition.
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Natural healing is timeless for a reason: It works.
Everyday we get further undeniable conrmation of what some
of the best scientists and philosophers who ever lived taught us
decades and centuries ago: Nature is the ultimate healer. We are
continuously seeing proof of the triumphs of natural healing, even
in some cases where traditional orthodox medicine has failed.
Mohandas K Gandhi (the Mahatma) saw the human body as a
microcosm of the Universe: The human body is the universe
in miniature, he wrote. It is composed of what the ancient
philosophers have called the ve elements. These are earth, water,
vacancy, light and air. Key to Health- M K Gandhi, 1942-1945
(translated by Shushila Nayar).
Nature abundantly provides all what man requires for effective
healing. If the human body is indeed a microcosm of the Universe,
its resources are therefore innite. These should be exploited and
not limited to resorting to chemicals. Were not denying the
benets of modern medicine, were only calling for more options,
many of which nature has to offer.
The human body
is the universe
in miniature
M.K Gandhi
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Unfortunately, drugs that promise an instant cure to years of
excesses and unhealthy eating and living habits are superseding
natural methods, which were originally part of our acquired and
innate heritage.
There is no denying that the advancement of science and medicine
has been spectacular. Modern medicine has indeed helped cure
serious diseases and ailments and saved numerous lives. However,
the philosophy of natural healing is not about the eradication
of symptoms; it is essentially about keeping the body healthy
and strong, its about prevention and treatment of the cause of
illness rather than just its manifestation. Natural healing is about
the health seeker taking control and actively participating in the
healing process to achieve optimal health.
Wouldnt it be wonderful to rediscover the mysterious ways in
which nature can work for us? Wouldnt life be easier if we lived in
harmony with our bodies and surroundings with minimal reliance
on potent chemical cures?
Pills, pills, pills
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Gandhi himself demonstrated that this was possible, as did a great
number of naturopaths, herbalists and healers throughout time.
Nature offers countless ways to avoid and prevent disease and help
us back to good health. Man has turned to natural cures since the
beginning of life. Chemical drugs on the other hand, -in the form
of antibiotics, painkillers and anti-depressants- have only become
available at the beginning of last century. Compared to centuries
of natural practices and remedies, modern medicine represents a
very limited share of mankinds amazing discoveries in the art and
science of healing. Unfortunately, ancestral methods, which took
centuries to develop, are at risk of disappearing for good if that
knowledge is not transmitted.
We hope to salvage at least one such highly effective ancestral
method by sharing it in this book with you.
Nature offers
countless ways
to avoid
and prevent
disease
and help us back
to good health.
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How can you trust a drug that has potentially serious side effects
on the rest of your body while rejecting harmless methods wildely
available to us in nature? Whats the point in healing one part of
the body to the detriment of another? Some argue that our body
is capable of self-healing without the help of drugs, remedies or
other interventions.
In the modern western world we live in, a good number of people
perceive healing in a cynical and sometimes derogatory way.
Some even contemptuously classify natural methods as old wives
remedies. This is partly due to the bad publicity that some self-
proclaimed healers have generated, as well as to the strong lobbying
and marketing techniques of the medical and pharmaceutical
industries. Those reject all that is not scientic and rational,
dismissing the obvious merits of ancestral healing and cleansing
practices, which nature provides to us in such great abundance.
Recognising this fact is the rst positive step in triggering the healing
mechanism; the second step is to actively take part in the actual
process, to take control of your health, enhance and optimise it.
Thats what we hope Detox Bath will do for you.
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Given the right nutrition and the right care, our body has the
power to naturally trigger a regenerating and healing process. Lets
give it all the support it needs and deserves.
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Part 1
My personal
Detox Bath experience
or why I became a faithful bath adept
By Lina
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My personal motto used to be Seek pleasure wherever you can
nd it and enjoy all the bounties that life has to offer. That of
course, revolved around good food and ne wines not to mention
other articial pleasures I pursued in my wild youth. The word
moderation was certainly not part of my dictionary then.
Waste and toxin elimination was the least of my worries. My
young body effectively took care of the process, making it happen
naturally. Activities like swimming, walking and yoga were, and still
are, part of my daily exercise routine. Furthermore, I am someone
who never seriously indulged in fatty foods or sweets. I took it for
granted that my body would obediently carry on self-cleansing,
despite my hedonistic binges. I believed it would always remain
vigilant, forever eliminating the excesses I blithely subjected it to.
The last decade brought some unwelcome changes to my gure. I
started gaining weight and growing alarming fat deposits around
my hips, waist and stomach. With great distress, I realised that
cellulite was becoming more obvious by the day and increasingly
difcult to conceal.
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My metabolism was slowing down and I was gaining weight even
though my food intake hadnt changed.
My auntie always complained about piling the weight on despite
the fact that she didnt indulge in food. I always suspected she
was secretly eating far more than she cared to admit. This notion
seemed somewhat ridiculous until, to my greatest bewilderment,
the same thing started happening to me!
When, to my great frustration, someone would politely point out
that I had put on weight, my reply would invariably be: I dont
understand, I havent been eating more!
Exactly like my poor auntie!
I became extremely careful with my diet and reduced all foods that
I thought would burden my gure. I got rid of carbohydrates like
bread, pasta and French fries, and categorically eliminated sweets
from my diet. Conscientiously but boringly, I limited my alcohol
intake to a single glass of wine whenever I drank.
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Despite this, I realised with incredulous despair that nothing had
changed! I kept putting the weight on, to a point where I became
literally horried at my bodys reection in the mirror. I no longer
recognised myself! I was victim of a process I felt totally helpless
to stop.
My body needs some serious exercise, I mused. My daily walks,
swimming, yoga and occasional cycling were clearly not burning
up the excess fat that I wanted so desperately to lose. This was
partly the reason why I decided to take up Pilates, which I still
practice regularly until today.
My Pilates classes had an amazing result. They helped me achieve
a better posture, more balance and more grounding, and greatly
improved my inner strength. They also increased my energy and
exibility, particularly reinforcing my abdomen and back muscles,
and reactivating my circulation. Sadly though, they didnt help
me lose the weight or burn the fat. Despite this, I remain highly
enthusiastic about Pilates for the numerous benets it offers.
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Nevertheless, I was left with a serious weight problem to solve,
but was determined to improve my gure. I desperately wanted
to get back into my gorgeous Prada trousers, which didnt t me
anymore. Eating far less and exercising much more, I still didnt
lose weight. I was devastated! My frustration turned into anxiety
as I was incessantly seeking a means to effectively shed the excess
weight and regain my trim- Prada pants- gure.
The Chinese doctor Ive been consulting for many years prepares
herbal teas and concoctions, which provide tremendous benets.
They help clear allergies and sinuses, improve circulation, balance
energy and enhance liver and digestive functions. I implored him
to prepare me a brew that would trigger weight loss. The herbal
concoction he prescribed was highly diuretic, it helped eliminate
my water retention problem and intensied my bowel movement.
Drinking the tea certainly made me feel lighter.
However, it takes an inconveniently long time to prepare and
infuse, and in the long run, its cost matched its inconvenience.
A week of treatment requires three bags of tea at around US $30
each, or a cool US $360 a month. Taking into account the fact that
it takes up to six months to start seeing a signicant result, this
exercise would have innocently cost me a modest fortune.
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Moreover, the brew tasted so foul, it was almost impossible to
swallow! Neither was it convenient to carry around when I happened
to be away from home, or out on a weekend. Nevertheless, I
sincerely encourage anyone to try Chinese herbal medicine for
promoting general well being and preventing disease.
A year ago, while buying a pair of Birkenstock sandals at a natural
health store in Montreal, the storeowner pointed out tiny white
cysts on the sides of my feet. He informed me that these where
fat deposits that my body was unable to eliminate. To illustrate
his theory, he invited me to attend a seminar that the store was
sponsoring. The seminar covered an apparently highly effective
hydrotherapy method of a certain Louis Kuhne, which I had never
heard of. He also gave me a pamphlet with extracts of Kuhnes
book regarding the unity of diseases.
I left the store completely obsessed with these tiny white spots,
which clearly reected how intoxicated my body was, and the
urgency for drastic action to get rid of this unsightly excess waste.
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I attended the seminar on Louis Kuhnes natural healing and in
particular his hydrotherapy cures. The case studies included in the
presentation featured numerous successful cures of patients using
Kuhnes derivative friction sitz bath method.
My fascination was somehow tinted with sadness at the fact that
such vital information on how to achieve a state of optimal health
was disappearing from our collective memory and habits. The
presentation made so much sense, Louis Kuhnes methods were
denitely part of natures abundant array of solutions to mans
ailments.
The seminar prompted me to extensively research Kuhnes and
other naturopaths work. Although these texts generally referred
to rather serious conditions, the fact that the bath enhanced toxin
elimination and waste expulsion, was to me a function that anyone
could take advantage of. It made perfect sense that this process
should also trigger weight loss. This fact was later conrmed at
discussion forums on the friction sitz bath and its benets, with
special reference to fat and weight loss.
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Finally, convinced that this routine was appropriate for my needs,
I decided to try it. You have nothing to lose, I told myself. The
method is simple, harmless and free. It neither entails visiting the
doctor, nor buying supplements and thankfully not ordering and
drinking horrible-tasting teas.
I started my daily Detox Bath routine some months ago with
no expectations, I considered it an experiment. On day two, I
experienced some reactions described by Kuhne and France
Guillain, the author of the book on the Derivative Bath. The
urine I passed had indeed a strong chemical smell, for instance.
Also, when I had the bath just before bedtime, it induced restful
sleep, as though I had been exercising all day! I had never really
suffered from insomnia but my sleep didnt feel so restorative of
late. I often woke up feeling tired rather than rested. The bath
had an immediate effect on the quality of my sleep and I began
experiencing sound, restful sleep as from day three.
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My mood improved almost immediately as a consequence. I had
been going through such a nerve wrecking time at work I was
extremely stressed out. I felt on the edge of a total burnout, and
the universe weighed heavily on my shoulders. Nothing seemed
to be working, a fact which induced a bleak outlook on my life.
I knew then that something wasnt right, both on a physical and
psychological level.
I came across an article in a yoga magazine on cleansing and
detoxifying. The author, Decker Weiss, a naturopath and cardiologist,
explained that a high level of toxicity could manifest in depression,
chronic fatigue, lower libido and endurance problems, amongst
others.
It all made perfect sense, however I never expected the Detox Bath
to have such an effect on my psychological and nervous state, as
it astonishingly did.
I concluded that it must have acted on the priorities of my body
and not necessarily on those on my agenda. My nervous system
was dangerously overloaded, and the Detox Bath triggered an
immediate healing response to rescue it.
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I felt like a veil had been lifted, the feeling of well being I experienced
almost a week after starting the Detox Bath was overwhelming.
Not only was the bath helping me to detoxify but it also made me
feel happier, lighter and more positive.
I had initially started with a daily fteen-minute bath, but deep
inside I knew that if I wanted to see measurable improvements in
my gure, I should aim for twice daily. Guillain advises that a daily
twenty-minute bath is more effective than ten minutes twice.
I felt that fteen minutes were within my comfort zone, ten minutes
being too short and twenty, too much. I urge you to try to get in
tune with your own body needs and decide on the duration of the
Detox Bath accordingly.
Someone whos overcharged with waste and toxins might require
a twenty ve-minute bath, while a less charged individual requires
no more than ten minutes daily. The longer you practice the
Detox Bath, the more in tune you will be with your personal body
needs.
I felt like
a veil had
been lifted,
the feeling
of well being
I experienced
almost a week
after starting
the Detox Bath
was overwhelming.
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If you recall, I had mentioned earlier that I was obsessed with the
small white deposits on the sides of my soles. These would become
obvious when I was standing up or applying pressure to my feet. I
wanted them gone. To me, getting rid of these unsightly fatty spots
meant that my body was getting rid of the deposited fat. This is
exactly what was happening
Now a few months on, I am pleased to note I only have two
remaining fat spots on my left foot (down from about a dozen
between both feet). During my Detox Bath, without knowing the
reason, I seemed to work more on the right side. I later learned in
France Guillains book that we usually accumulate more deposits
on the side we sleep on and I always sleep on my right side. As
my bodys intelligence dictated, I was instinctively working on the
more affected side. Since I became aware of this, I make a conscious
effort to work both sides equally.
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As for my gure, I was overjoyed in the rst week after eliminating
a lot of water. Three weeks later, I started growing increasingly more
frustrated, as I could see no signicant change. I naively expected
to lose in two weeks the solid fat that has been accumulating for
years. Only a miracle (or liposuction) can do that! Please remember
to give your body time (as I later understood and did) in order
to see positive changes. The increased metabolic function and
elimination that my daily Detox Bath triggered toned my muscles
up. They are now increasingly rmer and fuller.
Although not exactly a supermodels, my body now looks lean and
healthy. I have come to terms with the fact that my ideal weight is
not necessarily to be dictated by fashion magazines and the media.
I no longer aim for unrealistic weight, but I am delighted with the
numerous and clearly measurable improvements that the Detox
Bath has made to my body. My waistline is now more dened and
curvy. I can see the cellulite gradually disappearing and the fat
melting away.
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People have been complimenting me on my gure and telling me
how healthy and radiant I look. My friends who used to comment
on my extra kilos are now eagerly asking me how I managed to lose
them. My skin looks brighter and tighter and my hair healthier,
moreover I feel more focused and my energy is at a constant high
level.
My body is happily responding to the care that Ive been providing
it with, and graciously returning the favour. I am nally able to get
into my Prada pants!
I urge anyone concerned with health and tness to try this
extraordinary Detox Bath method. What your body is capable of,
when provided with the right care, is a true revelation!
My body
is happily
responding to
the care that
Ive been
providing it with,
and graciously
returning
the favour.
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Part 1
(continued)
My personal
Detox Bath experience
or why I decided to write this book
By Randa
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Having practised Ashtanga Yoga since 1990 and Shiatsu massage
for many years, Ive always been reasonably in tune with my body
and highly interested in safe and natural healing methods. This
is especially true considering my inherent unease about modern
medicines drastic ways of dealing with the symptoms of disease. I
cannot understand the logic behind a treatment system that works
on suffocating the manifestations of disease, while disregarding
the underlying fundamental cause of it.
Also, the fact that modern medicine treats organs as separate entities,
rather than part of the harmonious and perfect mechanism, which
is the human body, didnt seem to make much sense to me. The
reason for this I believe, was everything I had learnt during my
Shiatsu years.
Working on the same principle as acupuncture, but without the
use of needles, Shiatsu is an ancient healing art form, based on
balancing the Chi, energy or Life Force (the founding principle of
oriental medicine) responsible for the good functioning of all body
organs. According to oriental medicine, the origin of all disease is
a blockage of the Chi.
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The Chi meridians (a total of twelve in the body) are virtual energy
(or Chi) channels running inside the body and connecting internal
and external organs. The Tsubos or pressure points are energy
points on the energy meridians, which are used for diagnosis and
treatment. When pressure is applied on a specic Tsubo, it helps
release the energy blockage, which according to oriental medicine,
is the origin of disease. When youre giving a Shiatsu massage and
you press the correct Tsubos, you can actually feel the Chi move,
similar to a very mild warm electric current, between the mother
hand and the working hand. Its really fascinating!
I wont go into further Shiatsu details here, since it is not our core
subject. However, I had to mention it in an attempt to explain the
reason behind my initial attraction and enthusiasm for the Detox
Bath technique. In line with the Shiatsu perspective on health, the
original Kuhne bath stipulates that accumulated toxins create a
blockage, a physical manifestation of the Chi or energy blockage
either in the body in general, or in a particular organ or meridian,
resulting in disease.
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Nevertheless, despite the undeniable logic behind the Detox Bath
method, I was initially sceptical, so I understand you might be
as well. No offence taken. Im convinced that youll change your
mind just as I have, once you start practising the bath regularly
and experiencing its extraordinary benets.
Can such a simple method be so powerful, I wondered? And if all
I had read was true, how come so few people knew about it? Why
would people deliberately choose to ignore such a simple, natural
yet so powerful means of achieving and maintaining optimum
health and tness?
With all due respect to Louis Kuhne, who originally devised the
Detox Bath technique (friction sitz bath) and who was a great man
indeed, his method had to pass the test. I had nothing to lose by
trying it anyway. Its completely safe and harmless, as well as long-
term side effect free. I gured I could probably do a lot less useful
things (like sitting in a trafc jam or chatting on the phone) in the
ten minutes it took to have the bath.
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Having read the books on the subject and discussed the matter
thoroughly with my friend Lina in Montreal, who rst introduced
me to the Detox Bath* and helped me write this book, I decided
to make it part of my daily routine for a while. I would at least
do it regularly for a few weeks to nd out if it lived up to all the
wonderful benets, which its claimed to procure.
A few years back, I had suffered a serious and debilitating lower
back problem. Two spine specialists I consulted conrmed that
only spinal surgery would relieve me. The third one advised me
to wear a metal brace covering my hip bone from the pelvis all
the way up to the middle of the ribcage, in the hope that it will
straighten my back out in the long run.
The pain was such that I was no longer able to have my daily yoga
practice, as I had done for many years before. Ashtanga Yoga is
a dynamic and powerful practice, not suited for someone with
a severe backache. The metal brace I wore, badly restricted my
movements, forcing me into a sedentary lifestyle I had never been
accustomed to.
* A naturopath in Montreal advised my friend to try the Kuhne bath when she
noticed small fat deposits on her feet.
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My normally healthy digestion became sluggish, (probably due to
lack of exercise) and my skin and complexion reected the sorry
state of my health in a nasty greenish colour and pasty tone. To
make matters worse, stress overload both from work and at home,
and my ever-nagging backache (for which I was getting regular
osteopathy treatments and taking pain killers) made getting a good
nights sleep seem like a distant dream. I felt exhausted and run
down in the mornings and had to work hard on motivating myself
for the day. However, despite the pain, I was in no way ready
to undergo such major and risky surgery, especially one with no
guaranteed results.
Hmm, quite a test for your friction sitz bath method Mr Kuhne,
I chuckled.
I started my ten-minute Detox Bath the next day, right after my
morning shower. I aimed for at least ve times a week.
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Within three days I had an allergy-like rash covering my arms
and legs. The water I passed had a powerful, unusually chemical
smell. The rash didnt worry me much, since I had read that it
was a common manifestation of shifting toxins, and that it would
disappear in a few days. Sure enough it did ve days later.
Amazingly though, on the third day I was able, for the rst time in
months, to have a restful, uninterrupted six-hour sleep. Previously,
unable to nd a comfortable position to sleep in due to my
excruciating backache, I had been able to sleep no more than two
hours in one stretch.
After the rst week, my body seemed to demand an extended
fteen-minute bath. I obediently obliged.
By the end of the second week, my digestion started improving.
I was no longer feeling heavy and bloated after a (light) meal and
my common bouts of diarrhoea were slowly replaced by a regular
and consistent bowel movement.
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One morning, I woke up with a killer headache thanks to particularly
nasty champagne I had indulged in the night before. Serves you
right, I thought. However to my great amazement, my head
suddenly began to clear as I was progressing with the Detox Bath.
By the time I was nished, all that remained was a faint throb,
which quickly disappeared too. I was stunned! No book on the
subject had ever mentioned this benet, not even Kuhne himself!
(I suppose he was busy treating far more serious conditions to
worry about a mere hangover!)
Within a month, sleeping soundly every night now, my mood and
energy hit a level I thought they would never reach again. I felt
light-hearted, and dealing with everyday life problems and hassles
seemed like a breeze. A contented smile became the most regular
and prominent feature on my face.
More importantly, a couple of months later, I was able to gently
ease myself back into my regular yoga practice, without suffering
an agonising backache as a result. This for me, was a major
achievement, it was what I wanted the most!
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Everything began to fall back into place after that. The cherished
-and oh so missed- Flow feeling seemed to comfortably reinstate
itself back into my life.
Is it possible for such a simple daily ten-minute bath to have such
a tremendous impact? If not, I really dont know what did. I had
modied nothing else in my routine and my life circumstances
hadnt changed.
Now, a few months on, Im in a far better shape than Ive been for
the last few years. The added bonus is that I am also rid of the fat
deposits, which had started nestling around my stomach, waist and
hips. My back still hurts a little now and then, when I overexert
myself, but I can easily live with that.
My greatest relief was to be able to nally ditch the painkillers and
say goodbye to my osteopath. Louis Kuhne had clearly described
back problems as being an encumbrance of waste matter in the
back region, which in some cases can even deform the spine. I can
now see that there certainly is a lot of truth in his statement.
The cherished
-and oh so missed-
Flow feeling
seemed to
comfortably
reinstate itself
back into my life.
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Am I glad I didnt listen to the spine specialists? You bet!
I nearly forgot to mention my skin! Its now purer, clearer and
tighter than ever before. People seem to compliment me on the
way I look nowadays. This cant be bad. Its certainly very attering
considering the little effort it took to achieve the result!
I think the above clearly explains why I felt compelled to write
this book with my friend Linas help. Such a good feeling must be
shared, and it gives me joy to share it with you.
All I can say is try it. It will speak volumes for itself. Its free and
you have absolutely nothing to lose, except of course cellulite, fat
and toxins!
Please bear in mind that our bodies react in different ways, so be
patient with yours. Give it time to adjust to the positive changes
it will soon start going through, once you make this remarkable
Detox Bath part of your daily routine.
Its free
and you
have absolutely
nothing to lose,
except of course
cellulite,
fat and
toxins!
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Part 2
The origin
of the Detox Bath method
Louis Kuhne
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The late nineteenth century and early twentieth century saw
the birth of Neo-Naturopathy, particularly in Germany. Father
Sebastien Kneipp, Dr Benjamin Lust and Louis Kuhne amongst
others, were but a few disappointed with the failure of modern
medicine in eradicating disease.
These men all turned to nature to nd a way to help heal a diseased
body and to maintain a lifetime of good health. Inspired by the
work of the father of medicine, Hippocrates (400 BCE) who had
observed the healing power of water and subsequently created
thalassotherapy, they started successfully experimenting with
various methods using water as a healing agent.
In the preface of the book Neo-Naturopathy: The New Science
of Healing or The Doctrine of Unity of Diseases 1917, by Louis
Kuhne and Dr Benjamin Lust, the latter writes:
Ofcial medicine is as blindly at work today as it has ever worked,
promulgating false methods of medical treatments to conceal its
failures to cure by the equally false methods it has discarded. Ofcial
schools of medicine and individual practitioners are ooding the
Hippocrates
400 BCE -377 BCE
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medical journals with literature on the practise of medicine that is
based on the treatment of symptoms, but which has no effect on
the cause of the given ailment.
Bacteriologists contend that microbes are the sole origin of
disease, whereas the truth is that disease is primarily caused by
the accumulation of lth or dead organic matter, in the tissues
of the body, that can only be removed by agents consisting of an
application of the forces of nature from without.
He goes on to add:
In the natural purication of the atmosphere from its carbonic
acid and carbonic dioxide by plants, and the natural purication
of lth-polluted streams by micro-organisms we see how nature
works. Nature is a ceaseless round of benecence towards organised
beings. She destroys the malign cells of disease by transforming
them into benecent material of animal and plant health and
vigour.
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Louis Kuhne called by Lust a Genius in the art of healing, creator
of the friction sitz bath , advocated the unity of diseases.
He claimed that the origin of all disease is an accumulation of
waste matter in the body. He believed that this matter actually
deforms the body as in the manifestation of a distorted spine for
instance. His diagnosis method, the Science of Facial Expressions
consists in examining the face and neck for -sometimes invisible-
signs of accumulated waste matter.
He reasserted the benets of natural water healing after having to
ght a long and chronic illness himself. He empirically experienced
the benets of the bath - particularly the friction sitz bath - by
practising it on a daily basis to cure his ailments.
According to Kuhne, when waste matter accumulates in the body
it pushes outwards and upward to areas from which it can no
longer be eliminated and consequently causes organ malfunction
and disease. The function of the friction sitz bath, as he advocated
it, is to push back the excess load of accumulated waste matter and
gradually redirect it towards the intestines, from which its later
evacuated.
Louis Kuhne
called by Lust a
Genius in the art
of healing
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It is not difcult to imagine what causes these surcharges and
morbid excesses to accumulate in the body. Through our mouth,
skin and nose, various fumes we inhale, vapours, colorants and
additives in food, pesticides, as well as food excesses penetrate the
body and create deposits. Undigested organic matter also has a
similar effect inside the body. When it putrees, it creates illness
and fever.
This excess load makes the body incapable of normal elimination
and nutrient absorption. The result is an accumulation of deposits
and fats that develops rst around the belly, hips, buttocks and
thighs, and later travels towards the upper body and extremities. A
regular Detox Bath will effectively help move this waste matter or
toxins back towards the intestines for elimination.
This method is nothing but a reection of our bodys natural ability
to cleanse and heal. A fact that modern medicine chooses to ignore
by stipulating the unnecessary and avoidable use of chemicals and
drugs to combat disease.
This method
is nothing but
a reection
of our bodys
natural ability
to cleanse
and heal.
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Unfortunately, modern medicine has no interest and no advantage
in conducting serious research on this method and disseminating
information about its uses and benets.
Kuhnes Hydrotherapy Cure: Case Studies
Louis Kuhne devised and successfully practised this type of bath
-the friction sitz - for over three decades. He cured thousands
of various illnesses and diseases at his establishment in Leipzig,
which he started in 1883.
Kuhne was suffering from a severe early hereditary cancer in his
stomach and lungs. He had been bitterly disappointed with the
inability of orthodox medicine to help him. He turned to natural
cures in an attempt to nd a way to overcome the terrible pain
caused by a disease that was devouring him internally.
Not only did he succeed in alleviating his own symptoms and
keeping his serious disease at bay, but he was also able to devote
his life to treating the sick, and proved beyond the shadow of a
doubt the efcacy of the healing system he devised.
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Kuhne demonstrated through his doctrine of the unity of diseases
that the origin of all disease is a lifelong accumulation of waste
matter and toxins in the body, either inherited or acquired, which
manifests in various organs depending on heredity or genes. He
observed that a poor digestion was the cause of all subsequent
ailments and that the body can only be healthy if the digestive
organs are functioning correctly. This discovery allowed Kuhne
to create a unique system of hydrotherapy cure for all disease
manifestations. Kuhnes cure consisted chiey in altering his
patients diet to strictly vegetarian, coupled with frequent and
regular steam, hip and friction sitz bath treatments.
The fact that Kuhnes patients came to his establishment as
a last resort, when orthodox medicine had pronounced them
incurable, and were subsequently successfully healed by him, is
an irrefutable conrmation of the efciency and viability of his
unique hydrotherapy cure.
Kuhnes sitz bath
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His book Neo-Naturopathy: The New Science of Healing or
the Doctrine of Unity of Diseases is rich in case studies and
testimonials of severely ill people, who recovered good health
thanks to his simple hydrotherapy panacea.
Lets look at a few remarkable case studies, extracted from his
book.
Chronic Inammation Of The Bowels, Gallstone,
Irritability, Sleeplessness
A patient he refers to simply as Mrs R came to Kuhne suffering
from chronic inammation of the bowels which forced her to
depend on enemas and tablets for daily bowel movement. At the
same time, gallstones also affected her. Her conditions made her so
nervous and anxious she was unable to get any sleep. She became
more and more corpulent and had intense pain in the liver area
due to the gallstones. Having been advised to have an operation
by her physicians and in a deplorable condition, she consulted
Louis Kuhne.
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He prescribed two to ve friction sitz baths daily, one or two steam
baths weekly and a non-esh diet. The cure progressed slowly in
the rst week. In the second week the appetite, stool and sleep
became normal again. During the third week, the nervous disorder
disappeared and the fourth week was marked by the immense
quantity of obnoxiously smelling black dysenteric faeces which
she evacuated. After ve weeks of treatment the patient had lost
thirty pounds, and the gallstones began to dissolve and were clearly
discharged through urine. By week seven, Mrs R. was completely
cured.
Cancer
A young Brazilian man of twenty-ve was suffering from cancerous
ulcers, which had been developing for eight years from his neck
down to his stomach. These ulcers always bled after meals and the
patient had a particularly offensive breath. He was so desperate, he
seriously considered committing suicide. In the rst three months
of treatment the patient seemed to grow worse as the cancer nodules
dissolved, causing intense pain. At the end of one year of treatment,
the patient was well again and became an enthusiastic pioneer and
practitioner of Kuhnes natural cure in his native Brazil.
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General Weakness, Pain In The Back, Cold Hands
And Feet, Poor Circulation
A patient suffered all the symptoms above while she was pregnant.
Having received no help from her doctors, she decided to consult
Kuhne. He prescribed a hipbath and two friction sitz baths daily,
(after which the patient was to warm herself in the sun) accompanied
by a (vegetarian) non-stimulating diet. Following only a week of
treatment, her condition began improving.
A few months later her condition had returned to normal and she
had a healthy baby. Whereas formerly she had suffered complicated
deliveries and scarce milk, this time in contrast, she reportedly had
an ample quantity of milk and an easy delivery, with an improved
general health and normal appetite.
Consumption Of The Spinal Cord
A composer referred to only as Mr M was suffering from
consumption of the spinal cord, a condition that his doctors had
pronounced incurable. In a pitiful state, -made worse by the lack
of hope transmitted by his doctors- and unable to walk unaided,
the man consulted Louis Kuhne. The examination revealed an
encumbrance in the back, accompanied by internal fever.
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Kuhne ordered hip baths, alternating with hour-long friction sitz
baths every day. Moreover he prescribed a diet of wholemeal bread
and fruits for breakfast and lunch, and vegetables for dinner. Two
steam baths per month were also added to the therapy.
Following three months of treatment, Mr M was able to walk
tolerably well. Six months later he was able to walk without his
stick and could undertake light work.
Severe Heart Problems, Asthma, Protrusion of the
Cardiac Artery and Sluggish Circulation
Another combination of severe symptoms that Kuhne managed
to cure with his particular form of hydrotherapy. This fty three-
year old woman had previously consulted ve different doctors
who were unable to help her. They were particularly bafed by the
sudden protrusion of an artery near her heart, which was violently
pulsating, at a rhythm faster than the heart. The woman had great
difculty breathing and was unable to walk more than a few paces
at a time. It was even strenuous for her to talk.
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As the doctors abandoned all hope and told the woman she would
soon die when the artery exploded, she consulted Kuhne.
His diagnosis revealed that the cause of her complaints was an old
and persistent digestive disorder, which resulted in asthma, heart
problems, and sluggish circulation. Using the same hydrotherapy
methods, Kuhne prescribed three friction sitz baths daily as well
as a natural vegetarian diet.
Within a week, the pain disappeared. A fortnight later, the pulsation
of the protruding artery had abated and within three weeks, all
her symptoms, which were the result of encumbrance due to her
chronic abdominal malfunction, had vanished.
Severe Menstrual Disorders
and Uterine Haemorrhage
A woman from Leipzig had been suffering from a highly irregular
menstrual cycle for eight years. She would sometimes skip a few
periods and suddenly suffer haemorrhages that completely robbed
her of her strength. The doctor who had been attempting to cure
her had been unable to bring about relief to her condition. Kuhne
prescribed his usual daily friction sitz baths and a non-stimulating
diet of wholemeal, fruits and vegetables.
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He reports an astonishingly fast recovery. Not only had the
woman become free of haemorrhage in a short period of time,
but following a few months of self treatment at home at Kuhnes
recommendation, her menstrual cycle became perfectly regular
again and she regained her physical strength, which she had
completely lost during her illness.
Impotence
A man suffering from impotence, who had tried all the available
cures and remedies of the time, nally consulted Kuhne. The latter
prescribed a treatment of friction sitz baths and hip baths to be
done at home, as well as a non-esh diet. Six weeks later the mans
disorder was completely cured.
Nervous Spasms (ts)
After being unsuccessfully treated by several eminent physicians,
a woman suffering from powerful bodily spasms visited Kuhnes
establishment. Not only had her doctors failed to help her but
their prescribed treatments seemed to be aggravating her condition.
The reason for that, according to Kuhne, was because they were
attempting to treat only the symptoms or manifestations of her
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condition. Kuhne diagnosed an underlying abdominal condition,
which had affected the woman for many years and which was the
cause of the manifestation of her nervous spasms. The prescribed
daily friction sitz baths and diet soon relieved the patients
symptoms and within seven weeks she had fully recovered from a
condition she had been suffering for many years.
Severe Constipation
A physicians wife, who had been suffering from severe constipation
for twenty years, nally consulted Kuhne in desperation. She
admitted to having tried all available remedies, and to having
no hope of being cured. After practising Kuhnes friction sitz
baths cure for a week, accompanied by a very strict wholemeal
and acid fruit diet, she was able to have non-drug-induced bowel
movements. A month later she had a regular bowel movement
and all her accompanying secondary complaints disappeared.
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The above are but a few of the numerous diseases and conditions
that Kuhne was able to cure using his astonishingly simple and
natural hydrotherapy panacea documented in his book and by
several other naturopaths. The fact that he was able to cure such a
wide spectrum of diseases with the very same simple hydrotherapy
method and diet surely proves the validity of his theory of the
unity of diseases, and the underlying accumulation of waste matter,
which is their common origin.
It is important to note that another positive consequence of
Kuhnes cures was that all his patients, aided by his prescribed
natural diet and baths, were able to lose all the excess deposits and
fat and realise their ideal body weight.
The Detox Bath is inspired by Louis Kuhne friction sitz bath .
However, by no means are we implying it should replace medical
advice, or be used to cure serious diseases, such as in the list above.
For these, medical advice should always be initially sought. The
bath can then be practised to enhance the benets of the medical
treatment.
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However, we can certainly safely recommend it for its amazing
capacity in helping ush fat and toxins out of the body and in
contributing to maintain and optimise a state of radiant health
and a well toned, balanced and t body.
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The Derivative Bath by France Guillain
Inspired by Louis Kuhnes outstanding work with hydrotherapy,
France Guillain published in France two books highlighting Kuhne
friction sitz bath, and its tremendous support in keeping disease
at bay and maintaining good health. France Guillain appropriately
named Kuhnes method the Derivative Bath, referring to the baths
action of shifting of fats and toxins from the periphery of the body
back into the colon. Her book Les Bains Drivatifs: Un moyen
de sant simple, efcace et gratuit ditions Jouvence- 1995, is
based on Kuhnes friction sitz bath method, of which Guillain is
a faithful adept.
Born in Polynesia, Guillain lived on her sailboat for 17 years,
relentlessly and single-handedly sailing the globes oceans and seas
with her children. This lifestyle compelled her to turn to nature
for simple yet effective healing methods to safeguard and optimise
her personal as well as her familys health.
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Her work is a great homage to Louis Kuhnes hydrotherapy and
particularly the friction sitz bath. A journalist, as well as a dedicated
naturopath, Guillain wrote several books on natural healing,
sailing the seas, naturism and childcare. She currently actively
runs seminars and workshops in Switzerland in an effort to teach
and promulgate this amazing bath technique. Guillian is also a
mathematician and physicist.
However, unlike Kuhne, who reportedly cured serious illnesses
using it, Guillain insists that the friction sitz or Derivative Bath
should in no way be considered a therapy or medical treatment. She
considers the method a forgotten, inherent human competence,
in the same order as breast-feeding.
According to Guillain, the fundamental action of the Derivative
Bath is to produce a vibration in the intestines and the fascia
(interconnecting tissue covering all internal organs). This vibration
sets in motion a mechanism that transports digestions leftover fats
and toxins to the intestines, from where they are later eliminated.
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Guillain makes a clear distinction between dark uid fat, essential
for protecting the body against extremes of temperature, as well
as fullling important hormonal and tissue-repairing functions.
The thick white or yellow fat on the other hand, has no biological
function whatsoever. When its not properly eliminated it settles
in the body, manifesting in unsightly bulges and cellulite.
The good uid dark fat is the vehicle that transports the
superuous bad thick white fat into the intestines for
expulsion.
She believes that the Derivative Bath or Detox Bath particularly
enhances this action by melting down hardened body fat, thus
easing its mobility and preventing its accumulation. It encourages
continuous and regular fat circulation, allowing the system to
eliminate the useless fat, as quickly as it enters the body in the
process of digestion. The absence of effective fat circulation and
elimination mechanisms is the main cause of weight gain and
cellulite. It is therefore logical and obvious that the Detox Bath
plays a major role in keeping the body trim, fat-free and well
toned.
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This is just one of the numerous benets of the Derivative or
Detox Bath, according to Guillain. Others include insomnia relief,
enhanced tissue regeneration, improved libido and overall energy,
a smoother, clearer skin and radiant complexion.
The bath promotes an easier pregnancy and childbirth, relieves
constipation and improves digestion. It alleviates PMS, menopause
and impotence symptoms. It strengthens the immune system
against viral and non-viral infections, aids liver detoxication and
has been proven to ease the side effects of chemotherapy in cancer
patients. It helps lower blood sugar level (diabetes), blood pressure
and cholesterol. It is recommended for headache, toothache,
backache, fever, allergies, acne and asthma.
On a psychological level, the Detox or Derivative Bath alleviates
depression, anxiety and fatigue. It signicantly improves mood
and provides support in overcoming addictions. Some people have
reported that when practised regularly, it made giving up smoking
easier by subduing nicotine cravings.
On a
psychological
level,
the Detox
or Derivative
Bath alleviates
depression,
anxiety
and fatigue.
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The list of the Derivative Baths benets is endless, it has been
reported to even reverse the greying of the hair!
I wouldnt blame you if you thought this is too good to be
true. Thats exactly how it sounds My personal reaction upon
reading the books was highly sceptical initially. Luckily I gave it
the benet of doubt. However, I remained sceptical until the day
I started personally experiencing the tremendous advantages of
this Derivative or Detox Bath. Youll nd my detailed personal
experience with the extraordinary benets regular bath practice
brought me in more detail at the beginning of this book, if you
havent read it yet.
Im not sure what exactly prompted you to buy Detox Bath but
the mere fact that you are here clearly demonstrates a keen interest
in health and tness. However, reading the book alone will not
improve your health, nor will it help you lose fat and toxins.
You owe it to yourself to at least give this incredibly simple and
highly effective method a try. All it takes is a little time, discipline,
dedication and patience. We guarantee that youll be overjoyed
with the results. Youll probably want to tell the world about it
too.
You owe it
to yourself
to at least give
this incredibly
simple
and highly
effective
method
a try.
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Integrate the Detox Bath into your daily routine and you will
gradually watch a new you unfold. You will start feeling lighter,
clearer, more focused, in a far better mood and full of positive
energy. In time youll watch cellulite melting away. Surely youll
agree that the Detox Bath is a disproportionately tiny effort to
make in return for these amazing benets!
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Part 3
Healing demystied
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Disease
Lack of harmony, energy blockage and accumulated toxins all
cause disease. The holistic approach doesnt perceive the body in
terms of organs. These only manifest the existing lack of harmony,
energy blockage or toxin accumulation in the body.
Consequently holistic treatments concentrate on restoring harmony
and balance and on detoxifying the body with an emphasis on
treating the whole person - body, mind and spirit- while also
encouraging the bodys inherent healing and cleansing abilities.
Whereby orthodox medicine considers that disease is due to germs,
naturopathy on the other hand advocates that disease is nothing
but the bodys attempt to rid itself of toxic waste accumulated
through unhealthy living habits and organic by-products.
The greatest naturopaths who ever lived all conrmed the above.
They were all unanimous on the fact that disease is nothing but
an accumulation of toxins and waste matter in the body, which
then manifests in various organs. They believed that illness and
especially fever, is the bodys natural mechanism for getting rid of
Disease
is nothing
but the bodys
attempt
to rid itself
of toxic waste.
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these putreed, poisonous substances, and that disease is a direct
consequence of the living habits of an individual.
A Revived Perspective
The modern holistic approach -regardless of the mixed publicity it
sometimes generates- has brought us a very positive concept indeed:
it teaches us responsibility for our health and puts us directly in
charge of our lives. Were nally realising that we are responsible
for everything that happens to us that we can actually take control
and transform our lives with our daily lifestyle choices.
We create our own destiny and we create our good health and well
being. Our thoughts affect every cell and every neurone in the
highly intricate and sophisticated mechanism, which is our body.
Isnt it a relief to know that we are in charge?
Healing is all about taking control of our health with a positive
mental attitude and working on staying disease-free using methods
that are easy, appealing and appropriate. Diet and good nutrition
play a major role but daily cleansing and detox hygiene is as crucial
in maintaining our body in top shape.
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Such is the Detox Bath method we will be sharing with you in this
book. Its the safest, easiest and only cost-free way to help you full
your health potential as well as eliminate excess fat and cellulite.
Combined with a nutritious, natural healthy diet and sensible
exercise, it could be the answer to all your health concerns.
How strange that healing should attract such stigma and controversy
when -in essence- it is such a natural and simple concept, which
has been with mankind since the beginning of time. As far back
as 400 BCE, Hippocrates, the ancient Greek father of medicine,
proclaimed Nature is the physician of disease.
Nature is
the physician
of disease
Hippocrates
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A Positive Attitude To Life And Health
Our thoughts indeed affect our lives and we actually become
exactly who we think we are or who we want to be. Our mind
literally creates our reality. It then goes without saying that our
minds and thoughts have a direct effect on our health and quality
of life.
What the Bleep do we know? (www.whatthebleep.com) is a lm
that deeply explores the notion above, undeniably proving with
quantum physics logic, the power of our thoughts over our bodies
and ultimately, over our lives. Check this empowering lm out,
its a must see!
The good news is that you can train your mind to think positive
by repeating daily positive afrmations and making positive
visualisations, thus creating your own reality. In his 1937 classic
all-time masterpiece, the book Think and Grow Rich Napoleon
Hill explains:
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The subconscious mind (the chemical laboratory in which all
thought impulses are combined, and made ready for translation
into physical reality) makes no distinction between constructive
and destructive thought impulses. It works with the material we
feed it, through our thought impulses. The subconscious mind
will translate into reality a thought driven by FEAR just as readily
as it will translate into reality a thought driven by COURAGE, or
FAITH.
He goes on to add The pages of medical history are rich with
illustrations of suggestive suicide A man can commit suicide
through negative suggestion just as effectively as by any other
means.
Surely then if a man can commit suicide through negative thinking,
he should be capable of manifesting good health and well being
through the sheer power of positive thoughts?
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Love Yourself
Do you tend to put yourself down or feel unworthy at the rst
sign of failure? Are you so hard on yourself that you fail to see
the positive aspect of your actions? Do you ever think youre not
smart enough, funny enough or good-looking enough? Do you
ever envy people for what they have?
If your answer is yes to any of the above questions then youre
probably like most people: You dont love or appreciate yourself as
you should. We tend to seek solutions in the outside world when
those are actually embedded in our beings. The reason were blind
to them is because we dont know they are there, so we seek them
outside of ourselves. Most people are happy in the role of victim
because it allows them to reject responsibility for their situation.
Yet, when you realise that the solution to your problem lies within
you and that you are totally responsible for what happens in your
life, you can no longer pretend youre a victim. This is when youll
take positive action to transform your life. Sometimes all it takes is
just a change of outlook or perspective.
We tend
to seek solutions
in the outside world
when those
are actually
embedded
in our beings.
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Loving yourself is by no means being self-centred or egotistical, far
from it. Its all to do with self-acceptance and self-appreciation. Its
only by genuinely loving yourself that you can manifest love for
the creator and your fellow human beings.
Think about this for a moment. No matter how difcult or even
desperate your situation seems there are always people who are
much worse off than you are. When you think of yourself in this
perspective youll realise how fortunate you actually are.
Focus on your achievements -no matter how small- and become
inspired by them rather than letting your failures bring you
down.
Loving yourself means considering yourself worthy of all good
things which life has to offer and which you would like to possess,
including vibrant health.
In an interview with Randy Peyser on manifesting, Dr Wayne Dyer
says:
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Feeling unworthy is like putting a huge obstacle into the God force,
into the life force which is everywhere. This force is unlimited. It
is always moving and always owing. The ancient Hawaiians, the
Kahunas, used the metaphor of the ow of a running stream to
represent the divine force.
When you put a great big obstacle (your feeling of unworthiness)
in front of a running stream, its not like its going to stop the
ow of the divine force. The divine force will just go around your
unworthiness and ow someplace else. Thats exactly what happens
when you decide you really would like to manifest something,
but youre simultaneously saying, Im really not worth it, Im
really not good enough, or Ive been bad, or Im a sinner. The
force will not work with you. It just doesnt work with that which
doesnt think that it deserves it. We have to overcome our societal
conditioning, which says we are unworthy.
The feeling of unworthiness prevents you from loving yourself
and when you dont love yourself, you feel unworthy.
True love, including self-love is the most powerful healing agent
of all time.
True love,
including self-love
is the most powerful
healing agent
of all time.
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Prevention Is Better Than Cure
One of the direct positive consequences of loving and
accepting yourself is treating yourself with love, patience and
consideration.
Its only when you learn to love yourself that you start taking
action to improve your body as well as your mind, since only then
will you feel worthy of the better life, which you yearn for and
are entitled to. Loving yourself means avoiding the excesses that
you know will harm you. Its about educating yourself and raising
your awareness to the basic components of good health and to the
realisation that your body has a mechanism for self-healing which
you can stimulate by natural means.
The healing concept starts with leading a balanced and harmonious
life and avoiding what causes disease. It focuses on prevention, and
enhancement of your Life Force as well as your immune system.
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Diet
Diet plays an important part in disease prevention. Eating a healthy
and balanced diet free of rened, articial fast food will certainly
help keep disease at bay. Avoiding foods that contain additives and
preservatives, packaged and processed foods, as well as condiments
and colouring agents, is a big step towards a healthy diet.
All the nutrition our body requires for healthy functioning can
be obtained through a well-balanced and simple diet. Fruits
and vegetables are an abundant source of nutrients, vitamins,
antioxidants and energy. A diet rich in those recharges and
rejuvenates the body.
Oily Fish is essential for Omega-3 supply. These are fundamental
molecules in the structure and activity of the membranes of all
cells in the body. Their functions are specialised in neurological
tissues, especially the brain and retina. Because of their role in cell
membranes, Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for the formation
of new tissue. Therefore, they are essential for development and
growth. The Omega-3 fatty acids play a major health role at every
stage of life in the prevention and management of certain diseases
Diet plays
an important part
in disease prevention.
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and chronic conditions. To maintain a healthy body you need to
consume oily sh like mackerel, tuna, salmon, anchovy, halibut,
cod and herring, at least twice a week.
Calcium is a rich and important nutrient and should be included
in your daily diet. Foods rich in calcium are dairy products such
as eggs, cheeses and yoghurt as well as dark green vegetables like
spinach, broccoli, pak choi and okra. It is also found in almonds.
Consume meat in moderation and especially red meat. If you must
have meat choose organic lean meat, chicken or sh.
Consume sufcient amounts of bre to maintain a healthy digestive
system and to prevent heart disease. Fibre-rich foods include oats,
bran and puffed wheat. Vegetables rich in bre are black-eyed peas,
beans, lentils, courgettes, cauliower and corn. Fruits high in bre
are strawberries, tangerines, apricots, pears, peaches and oranges.
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Watch your weight to stay healthy and disease free. Excess weight
and obesity can raise your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar
and increase your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
Use saturated fats very sparingly in your daily diet and avoid excess
salt, sugar, alcohol and tobacco.
The use of vitamin and mineral supplements is recommended,
as marginal nutrient deciencies may occur depending on the
quality of the food you consume, the efciency of your digestive
absorption and your biological make up. Bear in mind that each
person has unique nutritional requirements so if you feel that
your diet is not providing you with the necessary vitamins, consult
a nutritionist to advise you on supplements to prevent essential
vitamin deciency. It is certainly advisable to take daily antioxidant
supplements.
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Regular Physical Activity
In the form of moderate exercise is essential for disease prevention.
Disease lives happily in a sedentary body. Exercise helps blood
circulation, engages your heart and lungs and makes it easier for
the body to get rid of the fat and toxins. It increases energy and
provides a general sense of well being. Regular moderate exercise
also helps prevent heart disease, osteoporosis and cancer and
maintain mental health by easing stress, anxiety and depression
thanks to the feel good factor it brings. It is also known to help
better sleep while playing an important role in weight control.
Toxin Elimination
Naturopathy teaches us that all diseases are caused by the
accumulation of morbid matter or toxins in the body
There is no denying that accumulated toxins can cause serious
health problems. Those range from poor digestion to Irritable
Bowel Syndrome to constipation to skin rashes and allergies to
general fatigue and depression. The accumulation of toxins greatly
disturbs the bodys balance and energy ow making a person much
more susceptible to ill health or disease.
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Regardless of how healthy our diet is, toxins from the environment,
from chemicals, metals and food additives enter our bodies and
are harder to eliminate than normal food products. The latter are
eliminated through sweat, urine and stools. When these toxins
accumulate in our body over a long period of time they cause havoc
by preventing the correct absorption of nutrients, thus reducing
the nutritional value of the food we eat. More seriously, the blood
capillaries can start absorbing these toxins into the blood stream,
poisoning the system.
Sweating eliminates toxins. Many toxins eliminating products and
kits are available on the market. Colonic Irrigation, which as the
name indicates, entails ushing the large intestine with water as an
effective way to improve toxin excretion, has recently become a
very popular form of hydrotherapy and is now widely available.
However, the Detox Bath is a safe and effective method that
doesnt involve buying any products or visiting a health therapist.
Its approach is less radical and only requires daily discipline, which
provides clearly measurable results, starting from week one.
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Water
Weve all heard time and again about the importance of drinking
plenty of water (six to eight glasses a day). This is because water
regulates all functions of the body. It carries vital elements like
oxygen and hormones around the body. When you dont drink
enough water you prevent some more remote parts of your body
from receiving the vital elements that are supplied by it.
Water acts as a healing agent in our body. The human body is
composed of up to seventy ve percent water. Organs such as
the lungs and the brain have a very high percentage of water, as
do uids such as blood, lymph, saliva and the digestive systems
secretions.
It plays an important role in ushing toxins out of the internal
organs and is particularly essential for the kidneys.

There are many reasons why its important to drink enough water
on a daily basis. The most obvious is to avoid the body becoming
dehydrated. When our body doesnt get a good regular supply
of water, it starts consuming its own supplies, which eventually
results in total dehydration and death.
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Several naturopaths claim that a major number of diseases are caused
by dehydration. They have successfully helped cure conditions
such as headache, high blood pressure, anaemia, obesity, arthritis,
asthma, bronchitis, ulcers, fatigue and depression through getting
their patients to drink appropriate amounts of water.
Naturopaths use water both internally and externally in the form
of immersion baths as well as rubs and packs. Hydrotherapy was an
integral part of the lifestyle of Romans and Greeks. It was initially
prescribed by Hippocrates and has continued to be popular in
Europe, where it is highly developed, particularly in Germany,
Greece, Austria and Switzerland.
The Detox Bath method we bring you here is the result of years
of experimentation with waters effective role in healing and
cleansing.
In part 5 we will highlight various water therapies and their
benets.
The Detox Bath
method
we bring you here
is the result
of years of
experimentation
with waters
effective role
in healing
and cleansing.
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Part 4
The power of water
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Water Is Life
Water is one of the crucial elements of the universe; it is the source
of all life. We are born out of water and it constitutes up to seventy
ve percent of our body weight. Water covers the earths surface
in roughly the same proportion (seventy ve percent) in the form
of oceans and rivers. It is as essential to earth as it is to the human
body. We, in the West, are fortunate not to suffer any signicant
water shortages. Just observe the distress, suffering and hunger
droughts cause to realise the importance of this vital element.
Water has been a source of awe, inspiration, abundance, relaxation,
cleanliness, purication and healing to the human race since time
began. Some ancient civilisations worshipped it and associated it
with the divine energy. In ancient Egypt, one of the main regular
duties of the Pharaoh was to pray to the Nile and present it with
offerings to ensure a good ood to maintain the fertility of the -
otherwise dry- land. A good ood meant the difference between a
prosperous, abundant year and a year of scarcity. Even to our day,
water is still associated with religious rituals as in Christenings,
or cleansing before prayer in Islam, as well as the ceremony of
immersion in the Jewish religion. In India, the masses take a yearly
Water has been
a source of awe,
inspiration,
abundance,
relaxation,
cleanliness,
purication
and healing
to the human race
since time began.
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ritual dip in the Ganges for cleansing and purication. The Hopi
Indians still consider water sacred, until today.
There was a time when long distance travel was done mostly
on water. It has facilitated travel and trade exchanges between
civilisations since ancient times, and still does today. If it wasnt
for water some countries would never have been conquered and
others would have never prospered. Water was a unique vehicle in
the spread of civilisation, trade and prosperity to most countries of
the world. It took the Phoenicians from the ancient ports of Tyre
and Sidon in the eastern Mediterranean to Venice and Cartage.
If it werent for water, Marco Polo would have never discovered
China or Christopher Columbus America, and Homer wouldnt
have written about the travels of Ulysses in his famous Odyssey.
Throughout history the most prosperous cities have always been
port cities.
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Even to our day ships still cruise the seas carrying commercial and
industrial goods, as well as passengers. We all agree that a boat or
ship cruise is a most pleasant, relaxing and benecial experience.
In modern times, water has become a major source of energythanks
to its electricity- generating capability. It is responsible for the
functioning of many types of sophisticated engines, including the
human body.
Water is the most vital and most versatile natural resource on
earth. It evolves and changes form, subject to the surrounding
temperature. From steam to liquid to ice, it is essential to us in
every one of its forms.
Without it, the earth would be a barren desert where nothing can
survive. It is the blood and lifeline of our planet.
Water Is One Of The Five Elements
Both Ayurveda and Chinese or Oriental medicine consider water
as one the elements essential for life. These are air, space, re, water
and earth in Ayurveda, and wood, metal, re, water and earth in
Oriental medicine.
Water
is the most vital
and most versatile
natural resource on earth.
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The word Ayurveda is a combination of two words Ayus meaning
life and Veda meaning knowledge or science. Ayurveda is The
science of life.
Ayurveda originated in India. The classical Ayurvedic texts were
written between 6000 and 4000 BCE making Ayurveda the oldest
known natural health and holistic science in the world.
Ayurveda teaches us that life is a combination of the senses, the
mind, the body and the soul. Therefore Ayurveda does not limit
itself to treating the body or physical symptoms. It also provides
deep comprehensive knowledge about spiritual, mental and
emotional health.
Ayurveda believes that the ve elements of nature mentioned above
are represented in various degrees in human beings as Vata, Pitta
and Kapha, otherwise known as the three doshas or biological
forces.
Vata is comprised of air and space and is responsible for all
movement-related functions of the body, such as breathing,
circulation and thought.
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On an emotional level it is responsible for positive emotions such
as creativity, and also exibility. Its negative aspects are fear and
anxiety.
Pitta is composed of re and water and is responsible for the
metabolism, including digestion, it also relates to the natural urges
of hunger and thirst. Emotionally it is connected with courage,
ambition, anger and pride.
Kapha is comprised of water and earth and is responsible for
cohesion; it provides the bodys structure. It governs emotions
such as love and devotion, greed and jealousy.
Observe how water is present in two of the three main doshas.
Each person is born with a unique combination of these three
doshas. This is what determines this persons Prakriti, their
biological type or constitution.
Determining your biological type and doing whats right for it is
the secret for achieving optimum health and beauty.
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We Are Over Seventy Five Percent Made Of Water
Our body is made up of up to seventy ve percent water, it
constitutes more than eighty percent of our blood over seventy
ve percent of our brain and our liver is almost entirely made of
water at ninety six percent.
Every single cell in our body contains vital uids. It is the main
component of our spinal disks, which are responsible for the
mobility and motion of the spine and the entire body. Our nerves
are actually microscopic tubes lled with water. Dehydration
in the nerves is thought to be the main reason behind various
degenerative and neurological diseases.
Proper digestion and the effective absorption of nutrients directly
depend on a good water intake. Our energy levels and stamina are
greatly affected by lack of water. Medical research has proven that
a mere drop of ve percent in our body uids drastically reduces
our energy level by thirty percent.
A mere drop
of ve percent
in our body uids
drastically reduces
our energy level
by thirty percent.
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Another chief role of water in the body is detoxication, which is
key to good health. Water is responsible for ushing toxins out of
our body through sweat, urine and stools.
It is now believed that most common diseases and ailments such
as hypertension, headaches, backaches, arthritis, and even asthma
are caused by minor dehydration and could be cured with an
appropriate water-drinking regime.
Water is therefore crucial to health and vitality. Every process in
the body involves water. It is responsible for carrying nutrients to
the cells and helps regulate circulation, breathing, digestion and
glandular activities to name but a few of its essential functions and
role in our body.
The human body is capable of surviving for days without food,
but water deprivation will cause certain death in much less time.
Every process
in the body
involves water.
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Water Has A Memory
A creative Japanese researcher and alternative health practitioner,
Dr Masaru Emoto has been studying the effects of different kinds
of energies on the molecular structure of water and has made some
astonishing discoveries.
Following a series of experiments on frozen water crystals taken from
various regions in the world, Dr Emoto clearly demonstrates how
water alters its structure when subjected to different thoughts and
words. His book The Hidden Messages in Water is a fascinating
account of his experiments.
Dr. Emoto studied the incredible differences in the structure of
water crystals coming from different places around the world and
subjected to different conditions. Pure mountain spring and stream
water for instance manifests beautifully formed geometric designs.
Conversely, polluted or toxic water and stagnant water from pipes
for instance, shows clearly distorted, erratic and randomly shaped
structures.
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The results of the experiment above encouraged Dr. Emoto and
his team to test how thoughts and words affected the formation of
distilled water crystals, by typing words on paper and taping them
around glass bottles overnight. The waters were then frozen and
photographed.
The experiment irrefutably demonstrated that the water crystals
subjected to the words Love and Gratitude for instance, formed
beautifully harmonious structures. Conversely, the words I hate
you or I want to kill you transform the crystal structure into
erratic and chaotic patterns. If thoughts can affect the structure of
water, imagine what they can do to our body!
Dr Emotos experiments prove the incredible reections of water,
as alive and highly responsive to every one of our emotions and
thoughts. It is quite clear that water easily absorbs the vibrations
and energy of its environment, whether toxic and polluted or
naturally pristine.
If thoughts
can affect
the structure
of water,
imagine
what they can do
to our body!
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In an interview in 2004, Dr Emoto says:
I believe that prior to Adam and Eve water itself held the
consciousness of God -- that Gods intention was put into the
medium of water and that this was used in the creation of Earth
and Nature. In other words, all of the information needed for Gods
Creation was reected in the water. And then we -- Adam and Eve
-- were placed on Earth to be the caretakers for this Creation of
God. I believe that water held the consciousness of God until then,
but that after the caretakers were placed on Earth, water became an
empty vessel to mirror and reect what was in the heart. It became
a container to carry energy and information. Therefore, since this
time, I think water has taken on the quality of simply reecting
the energies and thoughts that it is exposed to; that it no longer
has its own consciousness. Water reects the consciousness of the
human race.
Dr Emoto believes that when a person dies before their soul has
attained Satori or enlightenment, it stays on this planet and turns
to water. He goes on to say:
People who have seen ghosts report seeing them in water or in
places where there is a lot of humidity. Its as if the imprint of
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the soul, which is in the form of water, suddenly takes form when
surrounded by water or moisture -- much like a mirage.
Dr. Bernard Grad has also tested the receptivity of water molecules
to energy and thought. In experiments he conducted in the 1960s in
Montreal, he asked a healer to place his hands on a jar of water that
was to be poured on plants. Results showed that these particular
plants grew at signicantly faster rates than the ones that received
ordinary water. Conversely, water held by people suffering from
depression seemed to have the opposite effect, retarding plant
growth.
The evidence is mounting that water is able to receive and reect
thoughts and energies it comes into contact with. Like any living
organism, water has the ability to absorb and transmit information
reecting the energy, vibration and temperature of its surrounding
environment. Moreover, it seems that water can store this
information and pass it on to the human body.
Blessed Water
We have all heard numerous and amazing accounts of severely
or even terminally ill people, who were miraculously healed with
blessed water.
Water
has the ability
to absorb
and transmit
information
reecting
the energy,
vibration and
temperature of
its surrounding
environment.
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Many ancient cultures believed water to have healing properties
that encompassed body and soul. Water held a central place in the
rituals and beliefs of many religions. Votive gures from Roman
times were found in the vicinity of springs and pools as in the
Chamalires, south of France. Such healing waters have been and
still are the scenes of rituals and pilgrimages, and the source of
incredible healing accounts.
Since the rst healing of Catherine Latapie in 1858, (who recovered
full use of her paralysed arm and hand) as many as two thousand
ve hundred unexplained healings have been recorded in Lourdes,
France. The Virgin Mary is said to have appeared eighteen times and
spoken to Bernadette Soubirous who later became St Bernadette,
also in 1858.
The Lourdes spring water has been scientically classied as
clustered, or highly pure, containing more structured crystalline
molecules than regular water. Beyond the scientic explanation,
seekers believe in the limited bodily proof of the unlimited
grace offered to all in the form of miraculous water and saintly
presence.
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Water was a part of the rituals of priests in the ancient Greek
civilisations.
At the temple of Claros, dedicated to the god Apollo, the priest
would only prophesy after he had drunk pure water from a sacred
spring owing in a nearby grotto. All the healing temples in
Asklepia, (from Asklepios, the Greek god of healing) seem to have
been situated on sites where water was abundant and revered.
Hippocrates, the father of medicine, recommended bathing in the
springs of his island (Kos) as part of his cure.
The early Indian Atharva Veda states: Water truly heals; water
expels and cures all diseases. In Hinduism water is sacred and
rivers play a central role in spiritual and purication rituals.
Water is also central to cleansing and purifying in the Muslim
religion. It is thought to purify both physically and spiritually, and
prepare for the presence of Allah. During the Hajj, the pilgrims
circle the Kaaba and then proceed to drink from the miraculous
well of Zamzam as part of the ritual.
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Zamzam water is said to quench both thirst and hunger. Its also
believed to have a great healing power and is often brought back
home to cure ill relatives. It is claimed that: The water of Zamzam
is for whatever it is drunk for.
In Tlacote, Mexico, a rich ranch owner, named Jesus Chahin, owns
a well with healing water. More than ten thousand people visit
everyday and have free access to this miracle water said to have
cured diseases ranging from AIDS to cancer as well as problems
like obesity and high cholesterol. The site has attracted millions
of visitors since the well was discovered in 1991, some even from
Europe and Russia.
The miracle water of Tlacote was discovered by accident when
a sick dog quickly recovered after drinking from a puddle by the
well. It is said that the local priest sent it to a nearby army hospital
and it was responsible for healing six hundred soldiers.
Another two sources of healing waters were discovered around the
same time in 1992. One in Germany next to Dusseldorf, a source
of highly pure water said to have healed blindness, back problems
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and high blood pressure. The other is in India near Delhi. Local
villagers who bathed in the water reported that the magical
qualities of the well cured their skin diseases. Most people who
bathed in it reported physical improvement. The owner of the well
has been offered a great sum of money to sell it, but he refused
and instead kept it free and open to the public.
Water has always been regarded not just as a cleanser of the physical
body but also as a means for restoring spiritual harmony. Its deep
resonance calling on our primordial self, as beings composed
essentially of water.
Through history water was believed to restore balance and harmony,
since illnesses were regarded not only as physical, but spiritual in
nature. Water was a symbol of the healing power of the spirit and
the medium for its energy.
Protect Water
Thankfully, the human race is slowly developing an increased
awareness of the great damage it has inicted to the earths water
over time. The extent of damage to rivers, lakes and oceans
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caused by pollution is now seriously alarming and could have
tragic consequences, gravely disrupting the earths environmental
balance, if its not contained.
Accidental petroleum spills, radioactive substances, pathogens,
untreated sewage and organic pollution are all contributing in
drastically disrupting aquatic life by poisoning and killing water
organisms and creatures.
Water pollution is also the source of many, sometimes deadly,
diseases affecting humans. Research estimates that ve billion
people die every year from waterborne diseases and one and a half
billion people on this planet lack safe drinking water. Outbreaks
of Cholera and other serious waterborne diseases still happen with
alarming frequency and disastrous consequences in the developing
world.
Awareness, education and action are crucial in combating water
pollution. The World Health Organisation and the United Nations
have both created specialised bodies for dealing with the global
water pollution problem by creating awareness and anti-pollution
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initiatives. The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP)
was created in 1972 and now has presence in seventy developing
countries. Its main objective is to encourage economic and
industrial development without destroying the environment.
However, to make a signicant change, water awareness must start
at home. Each one of us should take responsibility and play a
positive role in protecting this very precious and vital resource.
By choosing to use biodegradable and non- hazardous cleaning
substances in our homes and disposing of them conscientiously,
by using natural fertilisers in our gardens, by encouraging organic
farming and by avoiding wasting water unnecessarily, we can each
play a positive role in protecting this precious and vital natural
resource.
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Part 5
Hydrotherapy
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A Historical Overview
The history of water therapy in the treatment of disease goes back
thousands of years. During the ancient Chinese era (2000 years
before Moses) people performed circumcisions at running streams
recognising the haemorrhage-stopping and pain-relieving properties
of fresh spring water. Many of the laws of the Talmud, concerning
the ritualistic use of water were imported from the Chinese. Other
records from 2400 BCE suggest that the Proto-Indian civilisations
of the Indus valley created water hygiene installations, as depicted
in the ancient baths of Mohenjo-Daro. Also around the same
period the early Egyptians, Greeks and Assyrians used mineral
waters for curative purposes.
Most ancient civilisations respected, and some even worshipped
running water. The Japanese, Chinese, Greeks and Romans used
warm baths therapeutically thousands of years ago for reducing
fatigue, promoting the healing of wounds, and for combating
depression and low spirits. The use of water in dealing with illness
or disease is as old as humanity. The Rig Veda, written in 1500
BCE tells us that Water cures the fevers glow.
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The Hindus, ancient Egyptians and Persians all deemed it a sacred
duty to have a daily bath. At the time of Alexander the Great in
320BCE, there were warm free baths provided to the public, and
all Hellenic schools had baths.
The early Greeks realised the relationship between physical and
mental well being. They developed centres near springs and rivers
for bathing and recreation. The acknowledgement of water therapies
as medicinal happened around 500BCE in ancient Greece.
Ancient medical texts wrote extensively and favourably on the use
of water in healing.
The Dark Ages were called so because of lack of civilisation and
enlightenment amongst people. During these times medicine men
practised forms of magic to cure disease and hardly used water,
either internally or externally.
Some people credit the invention of the shower to Asclepiades, a
naturopath who was famous in Rome around 100BCE. The Romans
built outstanding communal baths, which were then considered a
reection of civilisation.
Ancient
medical texts
wrote extensively
and favourably
on the use of water
in healing.
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The magnicence of these baths is mirrored in the baths of
Caracalla, which covered a quarter of a square mile. The building
contained a great court for exercise, large halls for various types
of baths, complete libraries at either end of the building and a
giant swimming tank. An antique version of our modern spas and
health clubs
Back in the fourth century BCE Hippocrates, often referred to as
the father of medicine, prescribed bathing and drinking spring water
for its therapeutic effects. He went on to create thalassotherapy, a
form of hydrotherapy using seawater. Hippocrates had noticed
the healing effects of seawater and algae on the shermens injured
hands.

He was also one of the early pioneers of the holistic approach,
which treats the mental as well as the physical manifestations of
disease.
More recently, Father Sebastian Kneipp of Bavaria (1821-1897),
called the father of modern hydrotherapy developed a complete
cure system using water. After being rejected for priesthood due
to tuberculosis in 1842, Sebastian Kneipp, having found a book
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on hydrotherapy in the Vatican archives, cured himself with
hydrotherapy techniques.
He believed that water had the power to dissolve, remove and
strengthen. Dissolve waste matter containing disease, remove
diseased matter from the body and strengthen the body by restoring
cleansed blood to the tissues and maximising circulation.
Being re-admitted into priesthood later, he successfully treated
his sick parishioners. In 1892 he met Benedict Lust, considered
the founder of Naturopathy, and cured him with his method.
So impressed was Dr Lust by father Kneipps cure that he
commissioned him to introduce his water cure method into the
United States.
Benedict Lust considered the use of water as an index of
civilisation.
The status of civilisation among any race of people is measured to
a very considerable extent by their use of water. It is a fact that the
high quality of culture achieved by Egypt, Athens, Rome, Jerusalem,
Cartage, Alexandria and other great centres of the ancient world
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went hand in hand with a liberal supply of water, he wrote in his
book Fountain of youth or curing by water.
Benedict Lust was especially fond of a particular type of shower,
which he learnt from a young Greek-American, Mr Christos Parasco.
He called it the new blood-washing bath. It was apparently practised,
to some extent, at hot springs in ancient Greece. The shower lasts
up to eight hours. This prolonged action of the water, and the
oxygen it contains, is said to wash the blood and the tissues. In one
instance, Dr Lust prescribed this shower to Dr Alfred Warsaw, an
accomplished singer, who weighed two hundred pounds and was
suffering from bronchial problems, which were preventing him
from singing. At the end of the 8-hour shower, Dr Warsaw had
lost fourteen pounds and his waist was two inches smaller. Dr Lust
relates how he jumped up and rendered an air of opera perfectly.
Dr Warsaw said later that he felt the water had washed twenty-ve
years from his shoulders. He was seventy years old. Benedict Lust,
having practised this shower several times conrms its amazing
rejuvenating and healing effects.
However, it was Louis Kuhne of Leipzig, Germany who in the late
19
th
century advocated and perfected the particular friction sitz or
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Detox Bath method, which were sharing with you here. Kuhnes
theory of the unity of diseases was the basis of his treatment
method.
Like other leading naturopaths, Kuhne believed that the origin
of all diseases is the accumulation of waste matter and toxins in
the body. His diagnosis method, the Science of Facial Expressions
allowed him to detect -often invisible- signs of toxic waste deposits
in the face and neck. He believed that the only way to cure disease
is to stimulate the body to expel these toxin deposits.
Kuhne devised an effective healing system based on a healthy diet
of fruits and vegetables, and hydrotherapy in the form of steam
baths, hot and cold hip baths and friction sitz baths. His book
Neo Naturopathy: The New Science of Healing or the Doctrine
of the Unity of Diseases is a rich account of the numerous diseases
he was able to cure using this system.
The theory of the unity of diseases gave birth to the unity of cures.
Kuhne demonstrated how by simply altering his patients diet and
giving them steam, friction hip and sitz baths he helped them
Kuhne
believed
that the origin
of all diseases
is the accumulation
of waste matter
and toxins
in the body.
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overcome a wide spectrum of diseases. Some were serious like cancer,
tuberculosis and liver and kidney disease others were ailments
ranging from sciatica to asthma to allergies and inammations.
Kuhne has published numerous testimonials in his book, sent to
him by his previously severely ill patients, who had completely
recovered using his natural hydrotherapy methods, when orthodox
medicine had failed to cure them.
M K Gandhi strongly believed in the effectiveness of Kuhnes
method, as he writes in a correspondence to Nehru (17.01.1929)
I utterly distrust Doctors reports. I strongly recommend Kuhnes
bath and sun-baths.
Hydrotherapy Today
Hydrotherapy is nally recognised as a valuable and effective aid
in overcoming disease and accelerating the healing process. Most
physiotherapy departments in hospitals now include hydrotherapy
facilities and immersion pools for rehabilitation.
Hydrotherapy centres and spas are mushrooming around the world,
but Europe remains a favourite when it comes to hydrotherapy or
thalassotherapy treatments centres.
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The term hydrotherapy encompasses various different treatments
using water. These range from steam baths to shower jets, partial
immersion baths, wraps, packs and compresses, as well as colon
irrigation and enemas. Basically any treatment involving water
can be called hydrotherapy, including a water-drinking regime.
Thalassotherapy is a form of hydrotherapy using seawater and
algae for treatment.
The therapeutic benets of hydrotherapy are based on the water
pressure, which promotes good circulation, as well as on the thermal
reactions of the body to hot and cold water stimuli.
Hydrotherapy takes advantage of waters unique ability to store
and transmit both heat and cold. Ice packs and cold compresses
for instance, have a slowing down effect. Cold decreases normal
cell activity, constricts blood vessels, numbs nerves, and slows
down breathing. Conversely, heat-based hydrotherapy such as
steam baths, hot compresses and whirlpools has a stimulating
effect. The temperature dilates the blood vessels, providing
increased circulation. It relaxes muscles and stimulates sweating,
thus eliminating toxins.
Hydrotherapy
takes advantage
of waters
unique ability
to store and
transmit
both heat
and cold.
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Many common ailments have been successfully relieved with
hydrotherapy treatments. It is recommended for circulatory and
respiratory problems, arthritis, sciatica and back problems, chronic
fatigue syndrome, anxiety, insomnia and stress management, to
name but a few.
There is no drug or supplement that can rival the benecial effect
that water is capable of producing on the human body, none thats
so widely available and so cheap. No substance ever known to man
possesses as many remedial and health-promoting qualities as water.
Its therapeutic qualities include sedative, analgesic, astringent,
antipyretic (reduces body temperature), tonic, anaesthetic,
anticonvulsant and derivative (as in our Detox Bath).
Depending on its mineral content, water taken internally can have
laxative, diuretic or perspiration-inducing effects. Used externally,
it improves the circulation of blood and lymphatic uid, relaxes
tension, relieves pain and calms the nervous system.
No substance
ever known to man
possesses
as many remedial
and health-
promoting qualities
as water.
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Colon hydrotherapy is gentle puried water washing of the large
intestine. Using a colon hydrotherapy machine, water is run very
slowly into the colon. When slight pressure builds up inside the
colon, the water is released and ows out through a tube, massaging
the abdominal area in the process. Between 2 and 6 litres of water
ow in and out of the large intestine during a colon hydrotherapy
session.
The treatment hydrates the system, removes waste, and rehabilitates
the nerves, muscles and glands, circulatory and immune systems,
which are the primary components of the digestive system. It
also helps reposition the intestines and can help prevent colon
cancer.
Other benets of colon hydrotherapy include improved focus
and sharpness of mind, as well as a clear and glowing skin. These
benets are the result of the eliminated waste and toxins, previously
clogging the head and neck region, where excess waste deposits
ultimately travel.
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Its these particular, sometimes invisible deposits which allowed
Louis Kuhne to diagnose disease according to his Science of Facial
Expressions
Colon Hydrotherapy is recommended for constipation, acidity,
bloating, haemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, parasites.
It promotes weight loss and produces an immediate feeling of
lightness.
Bath Stories
The Hamam
The hamam or Turkish bath was a social institution. The Turks
initially brought the bath tradition to Anatolia before the Ottoman
period (which lasted between 1534 and 1918), during which it fused
with Roman and Byzantine bath traditions, as well as the Muslim
concern for cleanliness, to create the Turkish bath or hamam, as
we know it today.
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There was a time when almost every social occasion in Turkey
was celebrated with a hamam. A new birth, on the babys fortieth
day, mourning and weddings were all good reasons to have a
hamam. The Turks even had a bath with their guests to honour
their arrival!
The Turkish bath was quite a sophisticated affair as represented in
the architecture and layout of the comparatively few remaining
grand bathhouses.
Much more than a mere bathing place, the Turkish bath was a
meeting place of men of all walks of life, rich or poor and equally
for -otherwise restricted- women; though at separate hours. Its at
the hamam for instance, that society ladies used to nd their future
daughters-in-law. In these intimate surroundings they were able to
truly appraise the health status and assets of the future bride.
No people more than the Ottomans perfected the art of the hamam.
A typical Turkish bath then consisted of three bath areas starting
with the hot room or steam room (caldarium). As the name implies,
its an area where bathers had a steam bath to open up the skin
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pores, coupled with a massage. Bathers were then ushered into the
warm room (tepidarium) where bath attendants would wash them
with soap, scrubbing with a coarse bath glove to exfoliate the skin.
The bath attendant would then leave the room to allow the bather
to wash his or her private parts. Finally, the bath would end with a
plunge in a cool tub, then in the cool room for resting or napping,
sometimes in private cubicles. Turkish coffee or tea with fellow
bathers usually followed the short nap. A luscious and luxurious
experience indeed!
The hamam remains a major tourist attraction in Turkey, where no
visit is complete without one. Modern Turks still visit the hamam
once a week to indulge in a steam and a scrub and to enjoy coffee
and conversation with friends.
The hamam soon became known in the West. The year 1856
saw the construction of the rst hamam in Ireland. On his return
from Turkey, David Urquhart, a diplomat, built this rst hamam in
Britain together with Dr Richard Barter. In 1860, Roger Evans built
the rst Turkish bath in London, near Marble Arch. The Turkish
bath became very popular in Britain during Victorian times.
Scene from
a Turkish hamam
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The Russian Bath
Unlike the Turkish bath, the Russian bath, also called water of
life -because of its healing and balancing ability- was a much less
sophisticated affair. It consisted of a log cabin with two rooms,
a waiting room to undress and relax and the main bath area
shrouded with steam, with shelves for people to recline on. The
room temperature was kept extremely hot while the bathers lashed
themselves with birch branches and twigs until they turned red.
They would then have cold water poured over them or even run
outside and roll in the snow. Thus refreshed, they would come
back into the hot bath again. The Russians believed that such
extreme temperatures promoted good health. The bathhouses
were generally built near a river, a source or a stream, to avoid
water shortages.
Peter the Great was an enthusiastic fan of the Russian bath, and
during his reign in the eighteenth century baths ourished in all
Russian towns and cities. The bath was the only other construction
project, besides the church, not to carry government duty.
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With the exception of a few luxurious establishments, the Russian
bath greatly differed from the Turkish bath in its wooden simplicity
and functionality. Unlike the lavish and highly ornate marble baths
of the Turks, the design of the Russian bath was strictly functional
with the aim to induce a state of cleanliness and good health.
An oven lled with stacked stones heated the steam room. These
stones were also used to heat the baths water and generated steam
when water was poured over them.
The Russian bath was a symbol of overcoming the evil that
surrounded people in their earthly life. Perhaps this explains the
roughness of its method. Apostle Andreas mentions the Russian
Steam baths in the Russian Primary Chronicle: They warm them
to extreme heat, then undress and after anointing themselves
with tallow, take young reeds and lash their bodies. They lash
themselves so violently that they barely escape alive. Then they
drench themselves with cold water and thus are revived. They think
nothing of doing this everyday and actually inict such torture
upon themselves voluntarily.
Bathhouses were also used for childbirth in Russia, as they
represented a warm, clean and private haven.
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The Japanese Bath (Onsen)
The Japanese also have a long tradition of bathing, which theyre
quite famous for. It is an integral part of the way of life in Japan.
Throughout the ages the Japanese have maintained this ancient
tradition for its therapeutic, relaxing and cleansing effects.
Japan is a volcanic land and natural hot springs are abundant
throughout the country. The Japanese traditionof enjoying bathing
in these hot springs dates back to the beginning of civilisation
there. It is thought that these springs are the reason for the Japanese
great love of the bath. By denition Onsen is a volcanic hot spring
water bath, whereby Sento is a standard public bath.
Bathing in Japan is an occasion for relaxing and socialising. Its
one of the few places in the world where nude communal bathing
is allowed, although it is no longer much practised amongst the
new generations, who nd it quite embarrassing. However, it is
still common amongst the elders who sometimes soak, chatting in
communal baths for hours on end.
In the old days, the family bathed together, in a large and
comparatively deep bathtub, until children reached puberty. The
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bath was considered a joyful and intimate family moment. Sadly,
this tradition is now almost lost, especially since the onset of rapid
urbanisation and modern bathroom facilities.
Traditional bathing in Japan is not meant for cleansing, it is for
soaking, relaxing and socialising. According to very strict bath
etiquette, one is supposed to shampoo, scrub, wash and rinse
thoroughly before soaking into the- sometimes unbearably- hot
tub. This is a very important rule in a household where the whole
family uses the same tub water.
There are countless hot spring bathing facilities and hotels in Japan
today, where the art of bathing is still very much valued. Some have
outdoor tubs (rotemburo) where you can soak while watching the
mountains and listening to the birds.
The traditional Japanese bath is therapeutic as well as extremely
relaxing. It is still very much part of Japanese daily life. A soak
in the scalding tub provides subsequent coolness during the hot
summer months, and warmth during the freezing Japanese winter. It
relieves aches and pain, skin problems, arthritis and rheumatism.
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Conclusion
Hydrotherapy is a traditional, safe and effective method of
treatment that has been practised for overcoming disease and injury
by many cultures since the beginning of civilisation.
Water acts as a natural stimulus to the body. It increases energy
and boosts the bodys resistance to disease by clearing it of waste
and toxins; it improves health and wellness. Water soothes, it has
the power to rejuvenate the body and rid it of stress. It beauties
the skin, regulates mood and tones the muscles.
Hydrotherapy encompasses many treatments and techniques.
These include: various types of baths and showers, friction hip
and sitz baths, foot baths, steam inhalation, hot compresses, cold
compresses, alternating hot and cold compresses, body wraps and
wet packs, amongst others.
In the next part, we will be sharing with you a particularly effective
hydrotherapy technique, the Detox Bath, which weve been using
with amazing results.
Water acts
as a natural
stimulus
to the body.
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Part 6
The Detox Bath:
method and benets
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Throughout history, natural cleansing and healing by means
of various types of hydrotherapy, hot and cold baths, friction,
compresses and enemas was widely practised by monks,
naturopaths, doctors and ordinary folk alike. Used on a daily basis,
these hygienic methods have proven to help prevent and even cure
illnesses, alleviate symptoms as well as maintain optimal health.
Considering the various existing healing methods based on the use
of water, we can indeed conclude that water has a positive healing
effect on the human body.
The particular bath method we introduce here, the Detox Bath, is
effective, safe and harmless, not just for achieving and maintaining
optimum health, but also for safely and successfully eliminating
excess fat and surplus weight.
We call it the Detox Bath to illustrate its potent detoxifying action.
It is easy, completely safe and absolutely free. The only condition
it carries is the commitment to do it every day for ten to twenty
minutes, depending on your available time. Its hard to believe that
such a simple method can have such spectacular effects and you
We call it
the Detox Bath
to illustrate
its potent
detoxifying
action.
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will be literally amazed by the results. No long-term side effects
have ever been reported using it. Quite to the contrary, all of us
who practice it regularly conrm an increased sense of well being,
higher energy levels and a deeper and more restful sleep.
It is recommended for people of all ages, except for the physically
exhausted and severely energy-deprived individuals. If a person has
lost vital energy due to serious illness or exhaustion, the bath might
have a more draining effect and should therefore be avoided.
Kuhnes has proven the friction sitz baths success in effectively
curing a variety of -sometimes serious- health conditions. However,
we are recommending the Detox Bath essentially for maintaining
general physical well being and body tone, encouraging weight loss
and fat and cellulite elimination. It will also promote good mood
and a balanced energy.
To experience the wonderful benets of the Detox Bath you must
make it part of your daily hygienic routine, along with showering
and tooth brushing.
To experience
the wonderful
benets of
the Detox Bath
you must make it
part of your daily
hygienic routine.
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It is by no means a miracle cure, nor is it intended to replace
conventional medical treatment. Please seek professional medical
advice if you suffer from a severe or chronic illness or a pathological
condition. The Detox Bath could then be safely combined to
enhance and accelerate your medical treatment, by helping you
to effectively eliminate the toxin deposits, which slow down the
healing process.
This secret knowledge, so far shared by a happy informed few,
is now available to you and will hopefully become your daily
companion in the quest for a lifetime of good health, harmony
and tness. It is so amazingly effective it would have been a sin
not to share this knowledge and make it public.
The Principle Of The Detox Bath
The working principle of the Detox Bath is to cool down the core
area of the body i.e. the pelvic area around the sexual organs up
to the perineum by applying cold water, using a bath sponge or
glove.
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This process helps the disseminated deposits, which have reached
the bodys periphery due to internal body heat, roll back towards
the intestines where they originated.
It is of utmost importance to keep warm during the process by
wearing a bathrobe or a sweater or jumper if youre dry. Keep the
feet warm by wearing socks if necessary.
What causes the deposits and toxins to travel through the body
initially is heat. Core body heat caused by anger, stress, heavy
digestion, illness, strong emotions, and physical shock, cause a
thermal reaction in the body which pushes the waste deposits from
the centre towards the periphery, where they cant be eliminated
and form unsightly bulges.
The application of cold water on the groin and pelvic area is
believed -by the same thermal reaction- to roll back the waste
towards the intestines from where it is later discharged.
What causes
the deposits
and toxins
to travel through
the body initially
is heat.
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If this process has brought to mind weight loss and cellulite
elimination, youve got it absolutely right! One of the major
benets of the Detox Bath is weight loss and the elimination of
stubborn cellulite. Its also a safe way of staying disease-free as
accumulated waste is a fertile ground where bacteria thrives, rapidly
promoting health problems.
Having the Detox Bath
If you have a bidet, ll it with cold water and sit down ensuring
your body is not in direct contact with the water. Soak a cloth,
sponge or bath glove in the cold water then briskly rub the groin
area in a downward motion from the hipbone to the perineum.
You can also go over the sexual organs supercially, always rubbing
downwards from the stomach.
If like me, you dont own a bidet, use the bathtub by sitting on
its edge, space allowing. Make sure your feet are spread on either
sides of the tub to keep them dry and warm. Fill a bucket of cold
water and place it underneath you and proceed with gentle rubbing
down with a sponge or cloth, dipped in the cold water.
One
of the major
benets of the
Detox Bath
is weight loss
and the elimination
of stubborn cellulite.
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The technique above works well for warm summer days. However
during the winter, the contact of your body with the ceramic of
the tub might make you feel cold. Avoid this, as it precludes the
thermal reaction, which is key to the success of the Detox Bath.
I got over this logistics problem by placing a wooden plank (or a
small shelf) over the ceramic bowl across the open toilet seat. Placing
the bucket of cold water in front of the toilet seat, I then proceed
with my Detox Bath. For it to work effectively it is important to
ensure that the rest of the body and the feet are kept warm. Even
if it means wearing socks in the summer, if necessary.
You can also use a stool or plastic chair instead of the toilet seat.
However, avoid an arrangement where you have to bend over
completely in order to soak the cloth in the fresh water. Extreme
bending will prevent good circulation.
Be creative and experiment to nd the most comfortable position
to have the Detox Bath within your private set up. With regular
practice, you will naturally nd the most suitable one. Always
remember to keep the rest of your body warm to trigger an effective
thermal reaction.
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Gently rub your groin area and genitals (supercially) downwards,
starting at the pubic hair level down to the perineum. Start with
either side of the groin rub down then refresh the cloth in the
cold water. Repeat on the other side. Dip the cloth again and go
supercially over the genitals, repeat the whole process. Continue
for ten to twenty minutes depending on your personal comfort
threshold and the results you aim for.
Detox Bath Requirements
Water
Plain tap water is all you need. Keep in mind the important water
temperature difference factor. The contrast between the waters
and your body temperature is the secret to the success of the
Detox Bath. The water has to be cold, but not freezing. It should
never be uncomfortably cold. A feeling of cold during the Detox
Bath will prevent the thermal reaction from happening, and will
cancel its effect. During the summer, when the sun heats the water
pipes up and tap water is warm, try adding a bottle of refrigerated
water or even a few ice cubes to bring the water temperature down.
Always maintain a good contrast in temperature between your
The contrast
between
the waters
and your body
temperature
is the secret
to the success
of the Detox Bath.
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body and the water. The thermal reactions of the body to hot and
cold stimuli intensify the healing properties of hydrotherapy.

Natural water from a spring, well, or unpolluted river is ideal, if
youre so lucky to have access to it.
Three to four litres of water should be more than enough for a
fteen- minute bath. Ensure that water stays cool throughout
the bath by adding more fresh water if, and when needed. For an
enhanced effect, try to bring as much cool water as possible to
your groin area during the Detox Bath
Cloth
You can use any cotton cloth, sponge or bath glove, provided its
not too coarse. Choose a material that can hold water longer in
order to expose the area to as much cool water as possible. This
part of the body is extremely sensitive so avoid rubbing too hard.
A spongy cotton cloth is perfect, or even a standard bath sponge.
Treat yourself gently and always remember this is a very sensitive
area, prone to skin irritation.
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Hold the cloth with your ngers to avoid your hands becoming
too cold. If youre using a bath glove, dont insert your hand in.
Immerse the glove in the water using your ngers instead.
Frequency
It goes without saying that the more frequent and regular the bath,
the deeper and more benecial the effects. The frequency and
length of the Detox Bath are proportionately related to the results.
For an average built person, a minimum of four Detox Baths per
week for ten minutes will activate the elimination process, but will
not cause signicant weight loss.
For measurable fat loss in an average-build person, we recommend
a fteen to twenty-minute session, twice a day. The sessions length
varies according to how much surcharge and excess weight a person
initially carries. Plan for at least four ten-minute sessions per week
to maintain tonus and eliminate toxins. For effective cellulite and
fat loss, aim for longer (twenty minutes) and more frequent (twice
a day) sessions.
The frequency
and length
of the Detox Bath
are proportionately
related to the results.
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On the other hand, if you suffer from either insomnia or
constipation, youll probably see results in the rst week. (for
more details please refer to the list of bath benets) The Detox
Bath has an immediate benecial effect on surcharge release and
toxin elimination. A telltale sign is a stronger (chemical) smell in
the urine and the often-darker stools in the rst few days. This
means that the detoxication process has kicked in. You will soon
experience a deeper and more restful sleep and a more regular
bowel movement.
Occasionally, some people might develop a skin rash, as I have on
my arms and legs, in the rst few days. Dont be alarmed, this is
just another sign that the toxins are shifting. The rash will fade in
a few days.
It will probably take a month or two of regular Detox Baths for
your body to respond if youre aiming for measurable cellulite
and weight loss. Be patient with yourself. The speed of the baths
results depends on how much your body is initially surcharged
with fat and waste matter. Some people start shedding the weight
by the second week. This is sometimes a result of the initial uid
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elimination. Persevere with the Detox Bath until your body reaches
its optimal weight. This could take up to three months, depending
on your initial condition. Each one of us has an ideal, or optimal
body weight. Once youve eliminated the entire surplus of fat and
toxins, your body will naturally reach its optimal weight and you
will stop losing volume. When that has occurred, continue with a
regular Detox Bath routine to help maintain a healthy, well toned
and toxin and fat free body.
Timing
Avoid having the Detox Bath immediately after food. Wait at least
an hour and a half after a main meal to allow for proper digestion.
As it activates the digestive system -shifting surplus and toxins
towards the intestines- its preferable to have the Detox Bath at
least half an hour before meals.
Always pass urine before the Detox Bath and avoid passing
it immediately afterwards. It will provoke an intense burning
sensation, due to the contrast with the coolness of the water.
Continue
with a regular
Detox Bath
routine to help
maintain
a healthy,
well toned
and toxin
and fat free body.
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Occasionally, you might experience mild stomach cramps
afterwards. These should soon subside. More severe cramps usually
mean youre overdoing the Detox Bath. Youll gradually be able
to adapt the frequency and duration to your body needs. Reduce
the time and rub less energetically if it is making you feel at all
exhausted or nauseated.
You can have your Detox Bath any time of the day, at your
convenience. Its quite useful just before going to bed, as it induces
a good and restful sleep. Alternatively, have it as I do, right after
your daily shower when your body is still hot. In this instance wear
a warm bathrobe. The contrast of the cold water on the groin area
with the heat of the body will induce an effective thermal reaction
and consequently, a speedy waste elimination.
The Detox Bath should be avoided during menstruation.
Place
Logically, the best place is the bathroom but you can also have
your Detox Bath elsewhere, while watching TV in your sitting
room for instance or anywhere else you feel comfortable. Always
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ensure the room you choose is warm (twenty-two degrees Celsius
minimum), and especially so during the winter months. Consider
wearing a sweater, sweatshirt or a long sleeved T-shirt to keep your
body comfortably warm and to avoid chills.
Remember that only your pelvic and groin areas should be cooled
down. Therefore always have the Detox Bath in a heated room
and keep your body warm and relaxed.
After The Detox Bath
Keep warm! Put warm clothes on to maintain body heat (the body
temperature will rise due to the friction in the bath). Avoid being
exposed to cold temperatures immediately afterwards. When time
permits, allow yourself a short rest to give your body time to adjust
to and absorb the Detox Baths benecial effects.
The Cold Gel Pack Method
If you dont have ten to twenty minutes daily to spare for your Detox
Bath, you might want to consider using cold gel packs instead.
These can be worn after refrigeration inside your underwear and
must be kept for at least one hour to achieve the result of a fteen-
minute Detox Bath.
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Remove the pack if it gets warm before an hour, as it will no longer
create a thermal reaction. Always put your gel pack in a sealed bag
when you refrigerate it to avoid direct contact with other fridge
contents.
Cold gel packs are available at chemists and are usually used for
injuries. A gel pack of 10 cm x 6 cm is an appropriate size.
Detox Bath Method: Benets & Effects
The benets of this Derivative Bath method are as numerous as the
diseases and discomforts were likely to encounter in our lifetime.
Its based on the principle of the Unity of Diseases as detailed by
Louis Kuhne in his book
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, which stipulates that the cause of all
diseases is the accumulation of toxic waste and morbid matter
in the body, creating a fertile breeding ground for bacteria, and
consequently causing disease.
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Kuhne had observed the peculiar behavior of his dog when he
suffered a broken leg. The dog had then refused to eat his usual
meals, and instead, for a whole week, was systematically and
continuously licking his wounded leg, as well as the area around
his reproductive organs. We have all observed how cats and dogs
go about instinctively practicing what we now know to be natures
remedy to many of our ailments.
Seeing how the dogs condition was quickly improving, Kuhne
who was then suffering from fever, decided to apply the same
principle using a cloth and cold water. He recorded experiencing
immediate relief from fever and headache as a result. This incident,
followed by extensive research and experimentation, later gave
birth to the friction sitz bath method or Detox Bath.
We present this method to you as a healthy addition to your daily
hygiene and an effective way to lose excess fat and cellulite and
keep your body well toned and in vibrant health. As previously
mentioned, by no means are we claiming to offer miracle cures
or remedies. Despite the fact that Louis Kuhne has reportedly
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effectively cured numerous and often-serious diseases using
hydrotherapy treatments, including this particular friction sitz
bath. He attributes its healing power to the derivative reaction in
the body, which rolls toxins and fat deposits back into the colon,
thus ridding the body of deposited waste matter.
Incorporated into your daily routine, this daily cleansing Detox
Bath can boost your energy and wellness, improve your mood and
regulate your weight, as well as beautify your hair and skin.
Moreover, the Detox Bath is completely harmless and free. We
recommend it anytime you need a boost of health or energy. Trust
your bodys intelligence to tell you when and whether to start or
stop it. You can for instance, have a two or three months Detox
Bath cure for a specic ailment, or for weight loss, then have less
regular sessions. Think of it as a health supplement: once you
obtain the desired results youre free to stop having it regularly.
However, to maintain the Detox Baths amazing benets, we
strongly recommend you carry on with it, at least for ten minutes,
four times a week, making it part of your regular hygiene. Avoid it
if you feel exhausted, as it could have a draining effect.
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For weight loss and cellulite elimination, give yourself a couple
of months before you see noticeable results. The good news is
that you wont gain the fat back, especially if you maintain a ten
minute Detox Bath, four times a week.
It will help you lose all the excess or surplus in your body, the
extra weight that makes you feel heavy or uncomfortable. You
will shed what your body believes is surplus, thus achieving your
personal ideal weight, which is not necessarily the same ideal
weight promoted by images in the media.
Whats great about it is that you dont even have to alter your
diet to lose weight, a ten minute session twice daily, will help you
eliminate the excess that your body doesnt need for its good
functioning. However, we do recommend you maintain a healthy
diet, as it is a primary condition to a healthy lifestyle.
Below, weve listed the most obvious benets, some of which
we have directly experienced since starting a regular Detox Bath
regime.
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We look forward to hearing your feedback and comments.
Please write to us with your experiences or questions at:
db-feedback@pureinsideout.com
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DETOX BATH METHOD: EFFECTS AND BENEFITS
Waste accumulation and deposits on the intestinal walls cause
sluggish digestion and poor elimination. Fat deposits around the
waist initially, moving to the hips buttocks and legs.
The Detox Bath primarily improves the digestive functions as it
cleanses the intestines and eases food digestion. It produces a roll
back effect. The contrast with the cold water rolls back into the
intestines, the fat that had accumulated on the periphery of the
body, due to internal heat.
For fast results a fteen-minute bath twice a day provides benets
as of the fourth week. Discipline and regularity are key here, a
fteen minute bath daily is recommended to maintain an ideal
weight.
Weight Loss:
Fat and
Cellulite Reduction
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DETOX BATH METHOD: EFFECTS & BENEFITS (contd)
Excesses and surcharge accumulation clog the digestive system
making the intestines slow and sluggish.
The bath energizes the intestinal muscles making stool elimination
more regular and more profuse from the rst week.
For chronic constipation a twenty-minute bath a day is recom-
mended. For overweight people we recommend a twenty-minute
bath twice daily initially, reduced to twenty then ten minutes daily
when ideal weight is reached.
Nerve toxicity symptoms include mood and behaviour alteration,
as well as sleep disorders.
Toxins elimination relieves the central nervous system inducing
restful sleep as well as relaxing tension and stress. A twenty-minute
bath to be taken one and a half to two hours before bedtime for as
long as needed or until restful sleep is restored.
Constipation
Insomnia
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DETOX BATH METHOD: EFFECTS & BENEFITS
Toxin and waste deposits create pain in the joints, neck and back
and prevent mobility. They can result in spine, neck or joint
distortion.
Start with a twenty-minute bath daily for the rst three months or
until symptoms and pains subside. Follow-up with a ten-minute
bath, at least four times a week, to stay pain and symptom free.
These are the most visible manifestations of surplus and waste
accumulation.
The bath rolls back the surplus towards the intestine where its
eliminated.
Ten to fteen minutes (depending on body weight) twice a day
with results as of the third week.
Pain:
Joints,
Back and Neck
Skin Growths,
Warts
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DETOX BATH METHOD: EFFECTS & BENEFITS
According to Kuhne, the face is the clearest indicator of waste
travelling upwards and towards the extremities of the body. Thriving
underneath the skin, these excesses become breeding grounds for
pimples and bring about a dull complexion.
The thermal reaction provokes a roll back action of the deposited
surcharges into the colon, thus clearing the face and giving it a
healthy glow
To get rid of spots, have a regular ten-minute bath twice a day for
eight weeks. To maintain a radiant complexion a fteen-minute
bath a day, minimum four times a week, is necessary.
Some people develop tiny spots on the arms or legs in the rst few
days but these will soon disappear.
Skin Radiance
and
Complexion
Problems
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DETOX BATH METHOD: EFFECTS & BENEFITS
Bacteria and viruses thrive in toxin and waste-deposits areas.
The bath expedites the waste elimination process, thus removing
the ground for bacteria proliferation.
A fteen-minute bath will give immediate relief.
When toxic and stress loads exceed the defence capacity of the
body, general body function declines and the body becomes
unbalanced and lethargic.
The bath enhances the elimination ability of the body, encouraging
toxin elimination and promoting good circulation.
A daily ten-minute bath, four times a week for regular and effective
toxin elimination. For people with old and signicant toxin and
waste deposits, we recommend a fteen-minute bath twice a day
initially.
Sore Throat
Toxin
Elimination
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DETOX BATH METHOD: EFFECTS & BENEFITS
Waste build up not only affects bodily organs but our central nervous
system as well, leading to depression and mood disorders.
The bath boosts metabolic functions and ushes toxins out,
clearing the nervous system from toxin surcharge.
A fteen-minute bath twice daily if heavily charged with toxins
will alleviate anxiety and uplift mood.
When the nervous system is weighed down and loaded by waste
accumulation, intolerance to pressure and stress develop.

The contact of water and the gentle massage of the bath have both
a soothing and boosting effect on the central nervous system by
enhancing circulation ow.
A ten-minute bath anytime youre feeling overwhelmed and
pressured is recommended.
Mood
Regulation
Stress
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DETOX BATH METHOD: EFFECTS & BENEFITS
The bath can help with withdrawal symptoms as it:
* relieves stress and anxiety
* induces restful sleep
* enhances substance elimination from the body through the liver
and kidneys
For withdrawal symptoms up to four baths a day as required but
not when feeling spent. A ten to fteen minutes bath helps alleviate
the symptoms listed above.
Drug, Alcohol
and Tobacco
Dependency
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